Camborne & St. Austell win through to Cornwall Cup Final

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Photo – Dan Rutter looks to make a break past Yorkshire hooker Will Scholey

Saturday’s rugby action centred on the two National League 2 South games, but not exclusively!

The Cornish All Blacks finally chalked up a bonus point win this season 29-8 at Clifton, thanks to tries from BJ Chapman, Darren Semmens, Chris Courtier and Ryan Westren.

The win moves them above Clifton and 10 points off the relegation zone.

Redruth went down at home to champions elect Henley Hawks 28-13.

The Reds scored unconverted tries through Kyle Marriott and Rhodri McAtee, whilst Murray Westren kicked a first-half penalty.

It’s another weekend off for the clubs next weekend, as England Counties (including Launceston’s Ben Hilton) take on France Fédérale in Périgueux on Friday night.

The only other league game affecting a Cornish side was in Tribute Western Counties West, Wadebridge Camels lost at Okehampton 22-3.

The Tribute Cornwall Cup semi-finals took place last weekend, resulting in another Camborne versus St. Austell final.

At the Recreation Ground, Camborne were given a stern test by Truro before running out winners 24-5. Former Truro player Ben Kemp scored one of two Camborne tries with the other being dotted down by Alex Ducker, whilst Dave Mankee kicked fourteen points. Darren Jacques powered over for Truro’s sole points.

At Penryn, St. Austell had to battle hard to overcome the Borough 22-20. Tries from Dan Pearce, James Martin and a Penalty-try plus the kicks from Andy Ashwin saw the Saints home. For Penryn, Andrew Seviour and George Jones scored tries with the boot of Martin Strick getting the other points, sadly for Penryn a last-gasp 40 metre penalty attempt by Matt Horton faded and Penryn’s hopes of an upset were dashed.

The final is set for Saturday 2 May, venue and kick-off time to be confirmed by the Cornwall RFU.

Jack Nowell scored his second England try, and his first at Twickenham in the red rose shirt, as England retained the Calcutta Cup 25-13 against Scotland. Well done Jack!

Former Pirate Blair Cowan had a very good game for Scotland.

Jack Innard and Stu Townsend both came on for England Under 20s in their 26-11 win over Scotland in Darlington on Friday evening.

On Sunday both Jack Stanley and Billy Keast were involved with England Under 18s in the defeat to Wales 23-18 at St Helens.

Camborne & Truro School’s Cameron Sayer scored in the Independent Schools Lambs 73-26 win over the Boys Clubs of Wales prior to their tour to North America.

On Sunday, Cornwall Under 20s lost their semi-final to Yorkshire 63-3 at Camborne. Read the previous blog entry about the game.
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Members of Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club were present at Camborne last Sunday to not only cheer on the Cornwall Under 20s but to also make a donation towards the travelling expenses of the nine Cornwall players selected to take part in the Divisional Festival at Welbeck College, Loughborough over Easter.

Players in the picture l-r Dan Rutter, Tommy Phillips, Neil Stanleick, Rhys Brownfield, Jack Simmons, Ian Gordon (TASC), Todd Prisk, Tommy-Lee Southworth and Ian Morgan (CRFU coach). Players missing Tom Eley and Jay Tyack

Photos by Simon Bryant Iktis photo.

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