Having lost their unbeaten record the previous week at Worthing Redruth bounced back with a fine seven-try win over Chinnor on Saturday in National League 2 South.
Redruth started the game with three tries during the opening 17 minutes thanks to scores from Frazer Kellythorn (2) and Sam Parsons. It was Parsons ‘ final match at the Rec before heading off to Australia. He will play his final game for the Reds this Saturday at Lydney. I am sure all Cornish rugby fans will wish him well.
Four further tries came during the second half with Tom Duncan (2) Chris Fuca and Owen Hambly making it a fine half for the backrow union. Final score 44-14 and the Reds are up to second in the league.
Not such a good day for the Cornish All Blacks who lost at Clifton 38-25. Richard Bright, Richard Friend and BJ Chapman scored the All Blacks’ tries with Kerion Lewitt adding the other points with the boot.
The Cornish Pirates were in British & Irish Cup action playing on Tayside against Dundee High. The Pirates recorded a good win by 32-6. Tries came from Phil Burgees (2), Jack Nowell and Grant Pointer. Aaron Penberthy kicked three conversions and two penalties to complete the scoring. All Dundee High could muster were a couple of penalties from Jamie Urquhart. Pirates top pool 3, as the Championship program resumes this Sunday with a tough game against Leeds Carnegie at the Mennaye kick-off 2-30 p.m.
In Tribute South West 1 West, Camborne slipped up at Cullompton losing 27-12. Ashley Lawton and Laurie Manna scored tries for Town with Dave Mankee kicking a conversion.
Better news from Wadebridge Camels who won at Paignton 34-8. Jack Scott (2), Jack Grubb, Cameron Lees, Adam Collings and James Hawken all crossed for Camels with James Grubb adding a couple of conversions.
In Tribute Western Counties West, St. Austell maintained their fine form with an eighth win this time at the expense of visitors Wellington 21-8. Two tries from flnaker Paul Winterbottom and eleven points fromj the boot of Matt Shepherd saw the Saints home to remain top of the table.
At Penryn, the Borough saw off Truro thanks to a last-gasp penalty from Jake Seviour in a 25-22 win. Both sides scored a couple of tries, Alex Ducker and Dan Booth for the Borough, whilst Justyn Irons scored both tries for Truro. Seviour and Ranscombe converted both tries, however Seviour out-kicked Ranscome on the penalty count 2-1.
Bude, despite putting up a good fight at Kingsbridge lost 55-19. Olly Denford and Dan Pearce scored Bude’s tries with Pearce kicking two conversions.
In London 2 South West, London Cornish suffered another disappointing result going down at home to Effingham & Leatherhead by 40-15.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, St. Ives contine to steam-roll the opposition this time with another half-century of points against Tiverton 50-8. Jake Ninnis (2), Ben Jenkins, Tom Nicholas, Raphael Baragwanach, Neil Corin and Kyle Moyle all scored tries with Ceiron Thmoas adding six conversions and a penalty.
After a few indifferent results, Saltash got a big win at Moorlands against poor old Wessex 88-5. Max Venables getting five of ashes tries!
Pirates Amateurs defeated Falmouth 37-20 in the local derby at the Mennaye. Ryan Forrester (3) Trev Dugdale (2) and Cas James scored the homeside’s tries, whilst Oliver Church, Matt Kee and a Penalty-Try award accounted for the Eagles tries. Rhys Brownfield kicked the points for the Ams, whislt Tom Spiller kicked a penalty and conversion for Falmouth.
OPM’s defeated Hayle 29-22, Martin Strick kicked five penalties for the Lions and converted Rob Goodman’s try.
Newquay Hornets defeated Liskeard & Looe 68-0 at the Sportscentre.
In Tribute Cornwall 1, there were wins for Veor, Roseland and St. Agnes, whilst in Cornwall 2, Camborne School of Mines, St. Day and Bodmin all recorded victories.
Many eyes were looking up towards Exeter on Saturday, so the very first Heineken Cup tie this far west can’t go without mention. Despite a good start from the Chiefs, Clermont -Auvergne proved to have too much fire-power winning 46-12, scoring thirty-six points during the second-half.
Much has been written about Wesley Fofana’s first try when his foot clearly was on the line but not spotted by the officials, however the same officials didn’t check to see that Clermont flanker Gerhard Vosloo had scored what looked a perfectly good try in the first half for Clermont! Flanker Julien Bonnaire was immense for “Les Jaunards” as was scrum-half Morgan Parra, who despite the jeering of the home crowd kicked his goals. Fofana (2), Napolioni Nalaga (2), Bonnaire and Kiwi Sitiveni Sivivatu scored the tries for Clermont who now head pool 5.