Photo: Liam Chapple delighted with Camborne’s fine win against Ding’s
The Beast from the East Part 2 had an effect on local rugby over the weekend notably putting paid to Cornwall’s Under 20s game at Weymouth against Dorset & Wilts.
It’s likely that both sides will have another go this Sunday as the quarter-finals are programmed for Easter Sunday.
On the Saturday there was a limited program as sides looked to catch up on postponed games.
The Cornish Pirates returned to action in the Championship after a week off completing a clean sweep of games against Hartpury College this season winning 45-20 at the Gillman’s Ground.
Pirates scored seven tries through Alex O’Meara, Matt Evans, Sam Matavesi, Josh Caulfield, John Stevens and Tom Duncan who got a brace, Laurence May banged over five conversions.
In National League 2 South, Redruth travelled to London Irish Wild Geese and looked set for a good result but two late tries condemned them to a 39-32 defeat.
They travelled back to Cornwall with a couple of bonus points ahead of this Saturday’s game at Chinnor.
Loma Kivalu, Edd Pascoe, Jack Simmons and Dean Bonds all scored tries for the Reds with Richie Kevern kicking the other points.
In the South West Premier, Camborne did the double over champions elect Dings Crusaders 28-16 at the Rec.
Damien Cook, Jake Champion, Phil Hinchley and Declan Matthews scored the tries with Dave Mankee adding all four conversions.
In Tribute South West 1 West, a solid 14-5 win at Bridgwater & Albion keeps Launceston in third place.
In London 1 South, London Cornish drew with Chichester 20-all. DoR Dickon Moon said on the club’s website. “Another late penalty by Skip George Kimmins landed London Cornish a 20 all draw with 4th placed Chichester in London 1 South, on a freezing day at the REMPF. The 78th minute pen added to another early in the 2nd half by Kimmins, and 2 conversions in the opening period of tries by Oli Low and the in-form wing Tom Jeffery.The draw was a fair result on the balance of play, and consolidates Cornish in 7th spot.
In the Tribute Western Counties West St. Austell lost a chance to put a bit more daylight between themselves and Services when they lost 24-17 at Crediton.
Saints scored three tries through George Knowles, George Tregilgas and Miles Davey with Liam Freeman kicking a conversion.
Falmouth lost 36-0 at Kingsbridge and are back in the dog-fight in the relegation zone.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League Penryn put poor old Wessex to the sword as the Borough won 116-0 to maintain their challenge for a promotion spot.
In Tribute Cornwall 1, Newquay Hornets are provisionally top, however Liskeard-Looe have four games in-hand on the leaders as their game was again victim of the weather.
In Tribute Cornwall 2, Helston defeated last season’s champions Lankelly-Fowey 26-7 to virtually assure them of the title this time.
Congratulations to Saltash who have once again made the semi-final of the Senior Vase having defeated Slough 73-22. They will play Old Cranleighan at home on Easter Saturday with a Twickenham visit up for grabs.