Rugby Summary – Week Beginning Monday 9 November 2015

On Tuesday 10 November the Under 13s progressed to the semi final of the county cup with a convincing 38-0 at Penryn College. Playing on a very narrow pitch the side kept good width in their play and worked hard to create opportunities despite the lack of space.
On Wednesday 11 November the 1st XV travelled to Penwith College for their Round 3 NatWest Cup match and won a one-sided affair 55-0, with the game called to a halt by the referee after 20 minutes of the second half. The in-form Dan Hubble scored 4 tries, backed up by tries from Rory Pugh, Peter Watson, Rob Grigg, Sam Haywood and Matt Poole, who also kicked 5 conversions. Truro now play either Torquay BGS or Exeter School in the 4th Round on Wednesday 25 November.
On the same day the Under 16s and Under 14s travelled to King’s College, Taunton. The U16s were 40-3 down at half time but performed better in the second half despite losing 57-13. The Under 14s played very well although losing 19-12.
The Under 12A side certainly entertained the spectators with a high scoring 50-33 win against Polwhele House.
The Under 13B and Under 12B teams were also on their travels, playing against Plymouth College Under 13A and Under 12A sides. Both sides performed excellently with the Under 13B drawing 15-15 and the Under 12B winning 15-10.
On Friday 13 November the Under 12s played in the West Cornwall tournament, hoping to secure the trophy for the fifth time in the last six years. The side improved with each game as the competition progressed, but lost to Penryn in the semi final.
On Saturday 14 November, Truro won six of the eleven matches against Exeter School with one draw. The 1st XV narrowly lost a very competitive match 8-13, where both sides defences dominated most of the play. Truro’s try was scored by Sam Haywood, with Matt Poole kicking a penalty.
The 2nd XV enjoyed their fifth victory in a row with a dominant performance against Exeter. With some enforced changes, Truro started strongly with a superbly taken try by Bradley Rowe. With great work by the forwards Truro were also able to enjoy the majority of possession and a penalty by Rowe took the score to 10-0. At the end of the first half Exeter were able to rally and they eventually scored in the corner on the stroke of half time. In the second half a fired up Truro really took the game to the opposition with some fierce tackling and a dominant scrum. Some good work by the pack gave OJ Kuti the opportunity to crash over for the winning try.
Good wins were also enjoyed by the Under 15A, Under 14B, Under 13A&B and Under 12A sides with the Under 12B side earning a draw.
It was certainly heartening to note that 170 boys turned out for the school on Saturday and their commitment and efforts are to be commended.