BOSSES at Eggs 7s said they are expecting a tough challenge to come from the Army at the Newquay 7s on Saturday.

The defending champions go into the tournament with a strong line-up including Camborne’s Taron Peacock, who will be skippering the side, Plymouth Albion’s Sam Matavesi and Matt Shepherd who was pivotal in Cornwall’s County Championship win.

It will also be the final appearance with the side for Greg Goodfellow after the Redruth scrum-half recently announced he will be returning to his native Scotland during the pre-season.

They will be sending two teams to feature in the competition this year with the players set to wear their new kit, which is yolk coloured, designed by their sponsors Kitworld.

Despite the Penryn-based side currently holding the title, the favourites going into Newquay are the British Army team.

Richard Jackson, team manager of the Eggs, said this though might act in their advantage.

“The Army will start as clear favourites, which makes for less pressure on all the rest,” Jackson said.

“Hopefully we can play some expressive exciting 7s and our squad strength suggests we will be pushing for at least a semi final place.”

Alongside Kitworld, other new sponsors for the Eggs this season are J Webster Building Contractors, C&R Plastics and PA Webster Home Improvements.

Any tournament winnings secured by the club will be donated to Hayle’s Marie Therese House, where former Camborne star Sireli Matavesi was treated after an accident left him with life changing injuries.