Cornish rugby review from the weekend

With the Cornish Pirates B & I Cup match against Scarlets postponed until this evening due to heavy snow in South Wales, the spotlight fell on Redruth’s National League 2 encounter with newly promoted Tonbridge Juddian.

The Reds came into this game following three defeats against sides in the top four, happily for them a much better performance saw them get a much needed win as they defeated their opponents 45-11.

Nielson Webber (pictured) led the side out on his 101st appearance for the club to earn his red blazer.

Redruth were in total command as they scored seven tries through AJ Cant (2), Shaun Buzza, Rob Coote, Kyle Marriott, Matt Bowden and a penalty-try award. Angus Taylor landed four conversions to boot.

A morale boosting result ahead of their trip to Broadstreet this Saturday before the visit of Barnstaple on the 23rd December.

A good result for Camborne as they won at basement side Hornets 28-22 in the South West Premier.

The Cherry & Whites scored three tries through Jake Champion, Ben Tyler-Guy and Bradley Bawden with Champion kicking two conversions and three penalties.

Just the result Camborne needed after their recent losses. This Saturday they begin their return fixtures with a tasty game at home to Brixham.

In the Tribute South West 1 West, Launceston came close to upsetting leaders Exeter University at Polson Bridge who came back from 19-10 down to win 20-19.

Tom Sandercock, Ryan Westren and Jon Dawe scored tries for the Cornish All Blacks with Dan Pearce adding a couple of conversions.

In London 1 South, London Cornish drew with Tottonians 34-all.  The tries were scored by Skip George Kimmins, Claude Springer, James La Broy, Rich Stephens and a late effort from stand in centre Nick Goss, Kimmins adding three conversions and a penalty.

In Tribute Western Counties West, leaders St. Ives stat top following their 34-19 win at Alexandra Road against Devonport Services. The Hakes scored six tries through Grant Thirlby (2), Paul Thirlby, Pete Mabbott, Jamie Prisk and Martyn Lawrance, Rhys Brownfield added two conversions.

St. Austell kept up the pressure on the Hakes after their 24-12 win against Kingsbridge. Chris Ashwin, George Knowles, Miles Davey and Cav Boyer scored the tries with Liam Freeman adding tow conversions.

Wadebridge Camels went down to a big defeat at much-improved Sidmouth 49-7. Ben Humber with their only try converted by Danny Thomas.

Truro had a good win against Burnham 20-8 at St. Clements Hill. Josh Symons bagged a brace of tries with a penalty-try awarded as Truro dominated at a scrum near the Burnham line. Eggy Williams kicked a penalty.

Another disappointing result for Falmouth as they lost at Paignton 27-8. The result leaves the Eagles in the relegation places. Seb Firth scored a try and Justyn Irons kicked a penalty.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, the game at Moorlands between the top two went the way of Saltash as they defeated Penryn 30-14.

It was a tight affair until the hour mark after which the Ashes pulled away.

Saltash scores came through Phil Eatwell, Will Morton (2), Ollie Mulberry with the tries while Kieran Down kicked 10 points.

For the Borough Sam Hitchens scored a try converted by Mitch Vague near the end  to go along with their first half penalty-try.

There was a good win for Bude at Wessex 19-10. Otherwise it was a string of disappointing results, Lanner lost at Tavistock 36-0 in a game that was halted in the final quarter following an injury to a Lanner player.

Hayle conceded their game at Wellington, whilst Pirates Amateurs lost at Plymstock 27-15.

With just a couple of outstanding fixtures to be played this Saturday, the Tribute Cornwall League will be split for the New Year fixtures.

Liskeard-Looe, Bodmin, Newquay Hornets, Veor, St. Agnes, Camborne School of Mines, Illogan Park and Roseland will contest Tribute Cornwall 1.

Stithians, Lankelly-Fowey, Helston, St. Just, Camelford, Perranporth and Redruth Albany will play in Tribute Cornwall 2.

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