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Rawlings and Bayliss sign up

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 22, 2012

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TOM Rawlings and Neil Bayliss have become the latest two senior players to sign contracts for the Cornish All Blacks for next season, writes Nigel Walrond

They join full back Kieron Lewitt, centre Lewis Paterson, hooker Jamie Salter, fly half/centre Jake Murphy and lock Jamie Tripcony in confirming their places in the 2012-13 squad.

First-team skipper and Cornwall Under-20 coach Rawlings had already been named as assistant to new head coach Cliff 'Spike' Rainford, while Bayliss was recently appointed onto the club's board of directors as a player representative to help improve communication between the on and off-the-field sections of the club.

Eight of Launceston's youngsters also recently put pen to paper – Liam Yeo, Lloyd and Jordan Duke, David Parish, Levent Bulut, Martin Kneebone, Lewis Edwards and Aled Meredith.

Rainford was hoping to have the remaining senior members of last season's squad all buttoned up by the end of this week, with the players due back for pre-season training next Thursday.

In addition, physiotherapist Kylie Evans has signed up for another season at Polson Bridge.

The confirmed player departures so far are scrum half Lewis Webb, who has gone travelling, flanker Owain Lloyd, who has moved away from the area, and centre Steve Perry.

Meanhwile, winger Aron Struminski is having a trial with Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs.

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