Truro School’s under 16 rugby team have been celebrating this week after their hard-fought victory in the County Cup final.
The result means that the Truro side have now been awarded the prestigious County Champions Cup for a remarkable five successive years.
The under 16’s final, which took place on Wednesday 4 February, saw the champions defend their trophy against a well-organised Penair School at Falmouth rugby club.
Despite being up against the reigning champions, Penair proved that they were worthy opponents punishing small mistakes in the Truro half to take an early 3-12 lead.
However, after considerable pressure, Truro got themselves back into the game shortly before half time with Johnny Wood scoring under the posts to make it 10-12.
It was clear that both managers had got their sides organised at the break with the second half starting out as a cagey affair.
After some sensible kicking from both sides it was Truro’s Will Hooper that sparked the game back into life with some quick thinking when Penair were penalised for offside. With a quick tap, Will ran for the corner to successfully score a try.
From then on the game picked up tempo and the fitness of Truro School showed through with Bradley Rowe extending the lead to 22-12 after a great kick from Joe Elderkin.
With increasing pressure on the Penair defence Joel May scored the final try in the corner and, again, Joe converted to make the final score 29-12.
Penair never gave up and finished strongly, but the Truro defence stood firm and would not be breached.