CORNWALL head coach Dave ‘Benji’ Thomas was pretty pleased with the performance as the Duchy got their season off to a fine start with victory over old rivals Devon at Launceston.
It was the first time Cornwall had lifted the Tamar Cup since 2008, with four good tries, and 16 points from the boot of man-of-the-match Brett Rule, clinching the spoils.
It all bodes well for their County Championship opener against Gloucestershire at Redruth on Saturday week.
“We learnt a lot,” said Thomas. “We have never been better prepared than we are at the present time because of the training sessions we have had.
“We had a strong side out against Devon, and in the first half I thought we played really, really well, but in the second half perhaps we didn’t do all of the things we did in the first half, but there was still a lot of encouraging play from both forwards and backs.”