Saltash pipped by Wath in Senior Vase Final & other news

Photo: Saltash at Twickenham ahead of Senior Vase Final

Away from the county senior and under 20 sides there was still a fair bit of other rugby played over the weekend.

Sharing the billing with Cornwall Under 20s at Twickenham were Saltash in the final of RFU Senior Vase against Yorkshire side Wath-upon-Dearne.

Sadly for the Ashes it was close but no cigar as the Yorkshire side edged out the win 22-18.

It was a game that Saltash could have won. Both Cornwall squad players win Will Morton and flanker Lewis Wells scored tries with Ryan Cruickshanks adding a third near the end.

Sadly it wasn’t a day for the Saltash kickers with Harrison Reburn successful with just one kick at goal, with Kieran Down also missing his chances.

Saltash were denied a score for a double movement, whilst Wath profited from a wicked bounce to score a try, on such margins are finals won or lost.


Photo: Cornwall Ladies side that defeated Somerset Ladies

In the Gill Burns Cup, Division 2, Cornwall Ladies recorded their first win in the competition with a 37-12 win against Somerset Ladies.

Cornwall Ladies complete their pool games this coming Sunday when they take on Hertfordshire Ladies at Polson Bridge kick-off 2 pm.


Photo Dan Barbary: Wadebridge Camels II with the Duchy Cup

On Bank Holiday Monday, Wadebridge Camels II retained the Duchy Cup when they defeated Redruth II at Truro 31-27.


Photo Dan Barbary: Launceston II are presented with the Duchy Plate

Earlier in the day, Launceston II defeated Duchy Plate holders Camborne II 26-25 thanks to two injury time tries. Launceston have added the Plate to their Duchy League title.

On Saturday there was the playing of the inaugural Trelwany’s Army “Two Counties Cup” and Shield.

The Cup final was between Cornwall Colts Cup holders Launceston and Devon Colts Cup winners Topsham. The Devon side defeated Launceston at Polson Bridge 17-12.

In the Two Counties Shield final, played by the beaten finalists from both counties colts finals, Exmouth beat Penzance & Newlyn colts 57-15



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