Cornish rugby pair Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been named in the England squad for next month's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Twenty-six-year-old Exeter Chiefs winger Nowell, who was born in Newlyn, was a doubt after injuring his ankle in the Chiefs' Premiership final defeat to Saracens in May and subsequently requiring surgery, but he has been included in Eddie Jones' 31-man squad.

Truro-born Cowan-Dickie, also 26, joins Nowell in the squad, with the Chiefs hooker named as one of 17 forwards.

It has been a good couple of days for Cowan-Dickie, who scored his first international try in England's 33-19 win over Wales in their World Cup warm-up on Saturday.

Saltash United and St Austell both exited the FA Cup after narrow one-goal defeats to Clevedon Town and Willand Rovers respectively.

Clevedon opened the scoring with 19 minutes to go through George King, only for Chris Menhenick to instantly level with a fine free-kick, but Lucas Vowles won it for the Western League side with five minutes to go.

Southern League side Willand led after two minutes, but were pegged back by a brilliant finish from the halfway line by Jake Miller a couple of minutes later, before Dean Stamp scored the winner midway through the second half.

First-half goals from Ryan Law and Niall Thompson meant Truro City began the new Southern League season with a comfortable away win against Met Police at Imber Court.

Law opened the scoring with a strong strike across goal, before Thompson found the bottom corner with his powerful effort.

Camborne RFC have moved to strengthen their back division by snapping up versatile Rob Gurnett ahead of the upcoming season in the South West Premier.

Gurnett, who can operate at centre, wing or full back, has moved to the area having had previous National League experience with Exmouth and also representing Bridgewater & Albion.

Meanwhile, exciting wing Ben Tyler-Guy has returned to ‘Town’ after missing last season’s campaign whilst overseas. The youngster’s turn of pace and strong defence were features during a prolonged run in the starting line up in the 2017/18 season.

The Cornish Pirates' 'Meet the Players' evening takes place this Friday at the Mennaye Field.

The event provides an opportunity for supporters, sponsors and everyone connected with the club to attend.

The clubhouse bar will be open from 6pm, and at 7pm the whole squad will emerge from the tunnel and line up in front of the Truro and Penwith College Grandstand for the team’s new signings to be introduced.

Following this both Paul Durkin (Chairman) and Chris Stirling (Director of Rugby) will address the crowd to outline the club’s hopes and aspirations.

The Pirates have also arranged three exciting Summer Camps for children aged 8-13 during August.

First up is a camp at Callywith College, Bodmin this Friday, followed by one at Hayle Rugby Club on Wednesday, August 21, before another at Penryn Rugby Club on Friday, August 23 – when the Cornish Pirates will join forces with Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service for a special ‘Pirates on Fire’ event.

The event will provide a mix of fun interactive rugby skill associated games - plus a workshop to promote fire safety generally for the awareness of young people.