LAUNCESTON Rugby Club’s players have been back in pre-season training and they are featured in this week’s Post Series sports section.

The Sport In Focus page has an interview with joint head coach Ian Goldsmith on the news that props Charlie Short and Greg Thomas and versatile back Ollie Bebbington are all set to be part of the squad for the upcoming Regional One South West campaign that gets underway in September.

He also talks about their preparations so far.

The football season gets underway on Saturday, August 5 and clubs across the Post area are into their friendlies.

Inside are summaries and reports from Launceston and Bude Town plus a list of games coming up.

Cricket always features heavily in the summer and there are four pages to get stuck into.

There are match reports and scorecards from the ECB Cornwall Premier League games involving Callington and Werrington as well as reports from Bude’s defeat to Menheniot-Looe and Holsworthy’s seventh win on the spin at home to St Minver.

There is also the usual round-up from Division Two East right down to Division Six East.

It’s not often a Launceston native gains international recognition, but sailor Sam Sills has been selected as part of the GB squad for the Olympic testing event in Paris which is currently going on, while conditions proved problematic at Upper Tamar Lake on Sunday.

We also check in on the world of bowls and angling plus two newcomers win the Nelson Cup at Bude Croquet Club.

Bude’s senior golfers have been in action at home, find out how they got on, while Bude Tennis Club have held their Rosebowl competition.