Rugby Summary – Week Beginning Monday 16 November 2015

On Wednesday 18 November the Under 15 rugby team travelled to Penrice Academy for their county cup semi final, and despite being somewhat depleted with injuries, comfortably progressed to their fourth successive county cup final with a 32-10 victory. They are also progressing well in the NatWest National Cup and play Kingsbridge at home in the 5th round this Wednesday, KO 2.00pm. All support is welcome for the boys.
 
On Wednesday the Under 13s also continued their good form in the National Cup with a hard fought 26-10 win over a big Torquay Boys Grammar School side. The side now travel to Cardiff to play Glantaf School in December in the last 16 round of the cup.
 
On Thursday the Under 14 side also progressed to the semi final of the county cup with a well earned 34-5 win over Hayle School in difficult playing conditions. Truro now play at Newquay Tretherras in the semi final on Tuesday, KO 3.00pm
 
On Saturday, the school sides played five matches against Shebbear College. At junior level this was an opportunity for us to field our B teams and there were convincing wins for our Under 12s (75-10), Under 13s (30-5) and Under 14s (29-24).
 
Truro School 2nd XV extended their unbeaten run with a solid 18-5 victory against Shebbear’s 1st XV. With low temperatures, a strong wind and soft ground, the game was one for the forwards and despite Shebbear scoring from a driving maul within three minutes, Truro were always in control and looked strong in both defence and attack. Will Hooper returning from injury contributed 8 points with a penalty and a well taken try before coming off just before half time. In the second half, the Truro forwards totally dominated the game with excellent work from Harvey Bayley-Skinner, Ross Warren and the excellent Piran Venton. The platform provided by these players enabled two more tries to be scored, one for Ollie Baker and the second a superb solo finish by Bradley Rowe.
 
The Under 15B side also travelled to Shebbear, losing 22-54, although the scoreline did not reflect the competitiveness of the match.
 
This Wednesday the 1st XV look to avenge last week’s narrow defeat by Exeter School as they travel to the same school for their 4th Round NatWest Cup match.