Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 10 November 2014

On Tuesday 11 November, Truro School Under 15s entertained Richard Lander in the NatWest Cup Round 4 match and despite a moderate performance emerged as convincing 50:10 winners. They are now to travel to Ivybridge College for the 5th Round. Stand out performers were Ollie Andrews, Patrick Parry and Max Fairfield.

 

On Wednesday 12 November the 1st XV played in Round 4 of the Nat West Under 18 Cup against Bodmin College and won a very one-sided affair 84:10. Tries were scored by James Rowe (3), Fran Lowry (2), Josh Hart (2), Fred Young (2), Will Hooper, Sam Cumins and Rob Grigg. Matt Poole converted 7 tries. Truro now travel to Exeter College for their 5th round tie on 26 November.

 

On the same day, the Under 16 and Under 14 teams made the journey up the M5 to King’s College, Taunton and both sides came away with impressive 41:0 and 43:0 wins respectively. The Under 12s won 63:0 at Liskeard.

On Saturday 15 November the school had its annual block fixture with Exeter School.

 

The 1st XV, missing Ed Jane (broken ankle from last week) and James Bishop (hamstring) started slowly and lost Rob Grigg with damaged knee ligaments after two minutes. After trailing 21:13 at half time, the side recovered well in the second half, despite losing Will Hooper, Hugo Page and Josh Hart with further injuries and were leading 23:21 with 10 minutes remaining. Exeter came back with two late tries to win 33:23. Truro’s tries were scored by Josh Hart, Chris Lin and Harvey Jones, with Matt Poole kicking 2 penalties and a conversion.

 

The 2nd XV extended their unbeaten run with another victory at Exeter School. With a number of players unavailable, some fringe players were able to make contributions and, despite the pitch conditions being very difficult, the determination of Truro was evident at all times. In a nail-biting finish, Truro hung on to grind out their fifth win in a row. Tries were scored by OJ Kuti, and John Caklais, whilst Fred Young was on good kicking form with 2 penalties and 2 conversions.

 

The Under 16s, missing four players on 1st XV duty and three others injured or with illness, competed well despite the disruption to the team, but went down 7:14 to Exeter. In the home matches the Under 15A and Under 14A sides both enjoyed good wins, 22:8 and 57:7 respectively. Defeats were recorded for the B teams. The Under 12s missing 6 players on a Truro RFC club tour, went down to their first defeat 31:12, whilst the B team were defeated narrowly 10:5. The Under 13 game was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch at Exeter.

 

Results

Under 15 v Richard Lander (NatWest Cup Rd 4), Won 50:10

1st XV Bodmin College (NatWest Cup Rd 4), Won 84:10

Under 16 v King’s College Taunton, Won 41:0

Under 14 v King’s College Taunton, Won 43:0

Under 12 v Liskeard, Won 63:0

1st XV v Exeter School, Lost 23:33

2nd XV v Exeter School, Won 20:17

Under 16 v Exeter School, Lost 7:14

Under 15A v Exeter School, Won 22:8

Under 15B v Exeter School, Lost 12:31

Under 14A v Exeter School, Won 57:7

Under 14B v Exeter School, Lost 17:53

Under 13A&B v Exeter School, Cancelled

Under 12A v Exeter School, Lost 12:31

Under 12B v Exeter School, Lost 5:10

 

Graham Whitmore

Director of Sport