Saltash are off to Twickenham

Photo courtesy of Glen Rogers – TASC present match ball to Saltash skipper Ryan Raynor

Pride of place this week goes to Saltash RFC for their wonderful RFU Senior Vase semi-final win over Old Cranleighan at Moorlands on Easter Saturday 31-15.

Roared on by a sizeable crowd, including many from Buzançais in France over for their Easter tour, the Ashes came back from a 15-7 half-time deficit, thanks in part to three tries from flyer Will Morton and No.8 Steve Hillman, whilst Kieran Down converted all four tries and a penalty.

TASC’s Hon Sec Ian Gordon and John Rowding were on hand to present the match ball to skipper Ryan Raynor, also it was a first outing for our new post protectors which will be next in use for colts cup finals at St. Austell.

Saltash will now face Wath from Yorkshire in the final on Sunday May 6th.

A titanic Tribute Cornwall Cup semi-final saw St. Ives defeat holders St. Austell 25-24 at Tregorrick Park.

The Hakes, who secured the Western Counties West league title last week following their win at Chard and St. Austell being held 12-all at Falmouth will be looking to complete the double with a first cup win since 2009, when they beat Camborne 10-3.

Wadebridge Camels, whom they meet in the final on Saturday 28th April will have other ideas. The venue is to be decided by the CRFU.

A few league games were played over the weekend as sides look to catch up but further bad weather postponed some games, notably Penryn at Withycombe.

In Cornwall 1, Liskeard-Looe took another step towards the title when they defeated Newquay Hornets 36-7.

In Cornwall 2, Helston were confirmed as champions without playing when their nearest rivals Lankelly-Fowey lost at Perranporth 34-12.




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