Plymouth Albion XV 10 – 10 Cornwall Development XV
Courtesy of Roger Watson, CRFU website
On Monday 28 September, in chilly conditions under the Brickfields floodlights, the crowd of a couple of hundred were treated to an entertaining game by the two development sides.
Cornwall were first off the mark courtesy of a well-taken try by skipper Brad Howe after nine minutes, Craig “Eggy” Williams’ conversion attempt going wide. The Warriors got back on even terms with an unconverted try by winger Ian Davidson, to make it five points each at the break.
Centre John Dawe gave Albion the lead after sixty-seven minutes but Cornwall’s open-side flanker, Mark Grubb, touched town seven minutes later. Both tries went unconverted.
Deep into stoppage time the Warriors had a chance to win the game, when referee Zerren Bell awarded them a penalty in front of the posts but Billy Searle’s kick bounced back off the upright and the well contested game ended in a draw.
Whilst the whole squad played their part, Truro winger Eugene Teaurak certainly caught the eye with some powerful runs and big tackles.
The coaching team will have another session with the squad before their next outing against a Cornish Pirates XV at The Mennaye on Friday 30 October.
Cornwall: Craig “Eggy” Williams, Jack Kessell, Jack Simmons, Duncan Tout, Eugene Teaurak, Richard Keverne, Taron Peacock; Jess Tompsett, Ben Taylor, Tommy Lee Southworth, Brad Howe (Capt.), Mark Vian, Jordan Rose,Mark Grubb, Mike Rawlings.
Replacements: Tommy Phillips, Billy Roberts, Ben Teasdale, Ben Kennedy, Andrius Zachovoras, Adam Collings.