Cornish Round Up of weekend rugby


No game for the Cornish Pirates this week, they return to action on Armistice Day with their opening game in the new Championship Cup against Bedford Blues at the Mennaye.

Redruth travelled to Old Albanian in National League 2 but couldn’t put a stop to their mini run of defeats losing for the third game running this time by 27-10.

Ill discipline again cost the Reds dear with three players getting yellow-carded.

The Redruth points came from a Richie Kevern penalty and conversion of Tom Notman’s second half try.

Reds have a week off to try and re-gather ahead of their next league game at home to Bury St Edmonds.

No luck either for Camborne at Weston-super-Mare as the Cherry & Whites slipped to a 34-20 defeat. Rhodri McAtee, Alex Ducker and Jordan Rose scored tries for Town.

In South West 1 West, Launceston increased their lead at the top of the pile with 29-8 win at Cullompton. Sam Snell, Ryan Westren, Dan Pearce and Brendon Riley scored the tries with Glenn Coles kicking two conversions and a penalty and Pearce slotting a third conversion.

St. Ives did Launceston a favour beating Okehampton 27-21 at Alexandra Road. Dan Magee kicked four first half penalties for the Hakes before skipper Tom Nicholas, Jamie Hoskin and Rob Elloway scored un-converted tries in the second half.

In London 1 South, another difficult afternoon for London Cornish as they slipped to another defeat on the road 29-12 at Chichester. Sam Vaughan bagged both tries with Dan Phoenix adding a conversion.

In the Tribute Western Counties West, St. Austell tripped up at bottom-of-the-table Bideford 23-20. Mark Martin, Kyle Marriott and CJ Boyce scored tries for the Saints with Cam Boyer kicking the other points.

Wadebridge Camels won the derby against Truro 24-13. Gary Gynn, Dom Hawkey and Jared Wheatman scored the Camels’ tries with Danny Thomas kicking two conversions and a penalty and Shawn Hartley a further conversion.

For Truro, Danny Dunstan and Sam Rhodes scored tries with Owen Davey kicking a penalty.

Falmouth had a good win at the Rec against Paignton 20-7. Alex Tachie, Ashley Searle and Tom Spiller scored the tries with Tom Edmonds kicking a penalty and conversion.

Saltash went down 19-8 at Crediton. Harrison Reburn scored the try and Kieran Down banged over a penalty.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Bude got the better of Penryn 27-19 to move up to second. Ed Hilliam-Cooke, Adam Black, Joel Troke and Joe Wilson scored the tries for the North Cornwall side with Olly Denford kicking the rest of the points.

For Penryn Andy Seviour crossed twice and James Salisbury got a third with Paul Sabberton adding two conversions.

Leaders Plymstock were given a tough game at Lanner before winning 16-6. Nick Prout with two penalties for the Falcons.

Hayle got their first league win of the season with a 47-21 win at home to Plymouth Argaum.

Pirates Amateurs slipped to defeat at Honiton 75-10.

Liskeard-Looe got the win at Withycombe 20-17.

In Tribute Cornwall 1, there were wins for Newquay Hornets, Bodmin, Illogan Park and Veor.

On Sunday Cornwall Under 18s defeated Devon 34-8 at Ivybridge, warm-up game ahead of their SW County Championship fixtures.

Congratulations to former Launceston player Aron Struminski who won his first cap for Poland on Saturday evening in their 33-0 win against Lithuania in Lodz.

Next Saturday there will be three Tribute Cornwall Cup Quarter-final ties, holders St. Ives face Launceston, Penryn play St. Austell and Wadebridge Camels take on Truro for the second week running.

There is also one outstanding 1st round tie between Lanner and Hayle with the winner set to face Saltash on Saturday 22nd December.

There is also on Saturday the final of the Cornwall Area RFU Junior Vase between Newquay Hornets and Bodmin at St. Agnes RFC kick-off 2 pm. The winner will represent Cornwall in the main draw.


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