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Cornwall U16 'A' 34 v Bristol U16 'A' 26

In the bright sunshine but very chilly wind at Callywith College both of the Cornwall teams managed wins. Both games were very fast paced and the quality of skills on show were impressive and it was clear just what can be achieved by this age group due to the commitment and enthusiasm of players, coaches at clubs and schools and parent support.

The ‘A’ team game started well for Cornwall with back row Dixon completing a strong break to score out wide and Morgan added the extras for a 7-0 lead which was to be short lived. Bristol piled on the pressure with 4 tries and 4 conversions of their own showing considerable power up front and very quick strong running backs. Going into half time second row Grubb powered through for a try for Cornwall to bring the score to 12-26.

The chance to reset the team’s performance and plan for the second half proved crucial as Cornwall set about the second half and played with more composure, teamwork and control limiting Bristol to few attacking chances and pinned in their own 22 for long periods of the game. Half back Morgan used the wind and conditions well to set up attacking opportunities and tries were scored by Grubb, scrum half Durrant. A conversion and a penalty by Morgan took Cornwall into the lead for the first time at 27-26.

In the last minutes of the game, Dixon surged over for his second of the game. Morgan added the conversion and took the lead and final score to 34-26 to Cornwall

Peter Biernis and Glynn Barnicoat refereed the two games that were a credit to all concerned. Both Cornwall and Bristol can be pleased that their commitment to youth rugby produced two very well contested skilful games that allowed nearly 80 boys to win their representative ties at u16.

Cornwall u16 are next in action at Trowbridge on Sunday 21st January when they play Dorset and Wilts.

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Cornwall U16 'B' 38 v Bristol U16 'B' 24

In the bright sunshine but very chilly wind at Callywith College both of the Cornwall teams managed wins. Both games were very fast paced and the quality of skills on show were impressive and it was clear just what can be achieved by this age group due to the commitment and enthusiasm of players, coaches at clubs and schools and parent support.

The ‘B’ game was a 9 try feast of rugby. Cornwall’s Hammersley at 10 used the wind well in the first half to get his team into attacking positions. An early try by No.8 Dower got the Cornwall team’s confidence up and further tries were added by second row Osborne, scrum half Clemmo and a second for Dower. Hammersley added 4 conversions and an early penalty to complete the Cornwall scores. Bristol managed one converted try before the half time whistle but certainly contested every aspect of the game.

At half time Cornwall would have been happy with the team performance and a healthy 31-7 lead but with the change of ends Bristol made good use of the wind and got back into the game with three tries of their own after testing the Cornwall defence with pick and goes and testing line breaks.

 With the score at 31-24 going into the last 10 minutes Cornwall found one last chance and after good work from forwards and backs centre Davies made an excellent break in the outside channel and with good speed and evasive running dotted down by the posts for Hammersley to add the extras and a 38-24 win for Cornwall.

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Tribute Cornwall Leagues One and Two

With the first round of fixtures almost complete the split into the two Cornwall Leagues is now known. The top eight will compete in Tribute Cornwall League One in the New Year whilst the other seven clubs will make up Tribute Cornwall League Two. The fixtures will follow in due course.

Tribute Cornwall One

Bodmin

Camborne School of Mines

Illogan Park

Liskeard-Looe

Newquay Hornets

Roseland

St Agnes

Veor

 

Tribute Cornwall Two

Camelford

Helston

Lankelly-Fowey

Perranporth

Redruth Albany

St Just

Stithians

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Cornish Clubs Results for Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th November 2017

The Pirates make it two league wins in a row and climb to seventh. Redruth fight back valiantly but find a 21 – 0 deficit after forty-five minutes too much to overcome at Redingensians. Camborne miss out at home to mid-table rivals Exmouth. Launceston win at bottom placed Clevedon in South West One whilst London Cornish make it three in a row and consolidate fifth place in London One South.

In Western Counties West Devonport Services prove too strong for St Austell who slip to third as St Ives win at bottom placed Burnham-on-Sea to go second. In the Cornwall & Devon League Penryn stay top with Saltash hot on their heels. Liskeard-Looe still have a five point lead over Bodmin despite falling victim to the weather in the Cornwall League as the mid-table battle for eighth place when the cut is made in December is developing between Roseland and Stithians.

“THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN RUGBY” – BUT NOT MUCH!

Greene King IPA Championship

Cornish Pirates                       25 - 13                   Hartpury College

 

National League Two South

Redingensians                           21 - 12                   Redruth

 

South West Premier

Camborne                               20 - 22                   Exmouth

 

Tribute South West One West

Clevedon                                   19 - 21                   Launceston         

 

London & South-East Division - Division One South

London Cornish                        30 - 15                   Maidstone

 

Tribute Western Counties West

Burnham-on-Sea                         20 - 22                   St Ives

Devonport Services                      27 - 12                   St Austell

Falmouth                                    16 - 33                   Wadebridge Camels

Truro                                        29 - 25                   Tiverton

 

Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Bude                                        24 -   0                  Tavistock

Hayle                                       10 - 26                   Saltash

Lanner                                     31 - 10                   Plymouth Argaum                      

Penryn                                     6 -   0                  Pirates Amateurs

 

Tribute Cornwall League

Liskeard-Looe             P (Waterlogged Pitch) P        Illogan Park

Newquay Hornets                   54 -   3                  Helston

Perranporth                            54 -   0                  Camelford

Redruth Albany                         3 - 72                  Camborne School of Mines

Roseland                                 14 - 44                   Bodmin

St Agnes                                  34 - 29                   Veor

St Just                                       5 - 25                  Stithians

(Lankelly-Fowey – no fixture)

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