Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 15 September 2014

The school rugby season got off to a fine start on Saturday 6 September as we hosted Ivybridge College at junior level for the first time.


The block fixture was a great success and provided us with some stern opposition. The Under 12s showed real potential as they ran out 35:7 winners in a training game in which Iybridge played a squad of some 30 boys. A big and physical Ivybridge Under 13 side proved a little too strong for our Under 13s, winning 47:0, although a number of positives came out of the game for our boys.


Truro’s Under 14 side played some good rugby to defeat their opponents 47:0, whilst the U15s fought back to draw 24:24 after leading convincingly in the first half.  The Under 16s were overpowered by a very physical Ivybridge side who won 35:7.


In the afternoon, the 1st XV were predictably overpowered by an exceptionally strong Former Pupils side. Great character was shown by the school side, although they struggled for good quality possession from the set piece and had to defend for long periods of the match. Truro’s only try in a 48:7 defeat was scored by Toby Robinson who intercepted a pass to run in from 90 metres.


On Wednesday 10 September the 2nd XV played their opening game in the Under 18 Cornwall League and emerged with a hard-earned 25:20 victory against Truro College 3rd XV.


On Saturday 13 September, the 1st XV hosted Redruth RFC Colts and won a competitive and at times, ill-tempered, game 17:0 with tries by centres Ed Jane and Matt Poole and captain James Rowe. One conversion was kicked by scrum-half Will Hooper.


Graham Whitmore

Director of Sport