Weekend round up of the local rugby action

Photo: TASC’s Ben Gilby presents LCRFC DoR Dickon Moon with a couple of training balls in recognition of last season’s promotion to London 1 South


The action this week began on Friday night when the Cornish Pirates made their way over to Jersey for the Championship game at rue des Landes.

Frustratingly the game ended 19-13 to the Reds consigning the Pirates to a third narrow defeat.

Centre Tom Laverick scored the Cornish Pirates’ only try, with the other points coming from the boot of Laurence May.

Pirates will hope to get that vital first win this Sunday when they host Rotherham Titans at the Mennaye 2:30pm.

In National League 2 South, a much changed Redruth made hard work of overcoming newly promoted Wimbledon on their first visit to Hell fire corner.

Having dominated the opening stages, Reds found themselves trailing to an unconverted try from the visitors.

They hit back before half-time with tries from Ethan Pattison, Sam Parsons and Rob Coote with Joe Elderkin adding a couple of conversions.

It took Redruth until 10 mins form time to get the bonus point try scored by Jack Simmons. Redruth ran out winners 24-15.

In the South West Premier League, there was a tremendous tussle at the Recreation Ground as Camborne staged a comeback against pace-setters Newton Abbot falling just short at the final whistle 31-32.

Jake Champion, Tommy-Lee Southworth, Kieran Westlake, James Goldsworthy and Phil Hinchley scored tries for the Cherry and Whites with Dave Mankee and Murray Westren adding the conversions.

A couple of points for Town to keep them handily placed in fifth spot.

Sadly there was no match for Launceston in Tribute South West 1 West as Matson couldn’t raise a side and forfeited the game.

Congratulations to London Cornish as they sealed their first win in London 1 South demolishing Cobham 57-10.

The exiles scored nine tries on the day Trelawny’s Army’s Ben Gilby was on hand to present the club with a couple of practice balls in recognition of wining London 2 SW last season.

Tries were scored by Chris Kolapo-Ajala (2), Tom Jeffery (2), Dan Phoenix, Richard Stephens, Harry Somers, Tim Homan and Andy Hill, whilst George Kimmins slotted six conversions.

In Tribute Western Counties West, the derby game at St. Austell went the way of the home side as they defeated St. Ives 29-3. George Tregilgas and George Knowles scored tries for the Saints with Cavan Boyer adding both conversions and five penalties.

In reply the Hakes sole points via the boot of Rhys Brownfield.

Falmouth are up and running following their first win since promotion defeating Torquay Athletic 18-0 at the Rec. Seb Firth and Matt Rooke scored the tries for the Eagles with skipper Justyn Irons kicking the other points.

Wadebridge Camels bounced back from their loss at St. Ives with a 34-22 win at home against Tiverton. Matt Ballard scored three tries with Will Pengelly and Joe Pretty also crossing. Danny Thomas kicked the rest of the points.

Truro did well to come away from Services with a couple of league points despite losing 28-22. Josh Symons, Luke Tidball, Jack Tidball and Ben Teasdale scored their tries with Steve Evans adding a conversion.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Saltash remain top following their 35-10 win at Plymstock. Steve Hillman (2), Tom Martin (2), Will Morton and Phil Eatwell scored the Ashes’ tries, Harrison Reburn kicking a penalty and conversion.

Lanner were the highest scores of the day as they thrashed Wessex 109-10 at St. Day.

Penryn were given a tough game at home edging Wellington 19-14 at the final whistle. George Mitchell, Andrew Seviour and Sam Hitchings scored tries for the Borough with Aaron Simmonds adding a couple of conversions.

Hayle drew at home with Withycombe 25-all.

Bude suffered away day blues again as they went down 35-11 at Honiton.

Pirates Amateurs suffered a third straight defeat going down at the Mennaye to Torrington 29-8.

Check the results page for the Tribute Cornwall League results.



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