Cornwall RLFC’s home debut ends in defeat

In a battle between two teams pioneering rugby league in a new part of the country, Cornwall’s home debut in the Betfred League 1 saw them butt heads with the renamed Midlands Hurricanes today.

Last week Cornwall made an impression in their first ever game as they battled back at the start of the second half to show the potential of their project as they made North Wales Crusaders sweat. However, the game eventually got away from them in a 62-22 defeat and it was a similar story for Cornwall today as they lost to the Hurricanes.

They conceded 11 tries to the Hurricanes with hat-tricks for Jack Dawson and Hayden Freeman as Ben Stead kicked eight goals from 11 attempts.

It wasn’t all bad for Cornwall though as they scored three tries themselves through Harry Aaronson, Adam Jones and Sam Snell in their 60-14 defeat. All their tries came in the second half as they only lost 20-14 in the second stanza again showing their potential in the second half of a game as they did last week.

Ultimately, it wasn’t the result they wanted but was a landmark day for a club hoping to help the game expand into new areas.

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John Woolven-Allen
John Woolven-Allen
2 months ago

Great day out. Cornwall just need to tighten up when defending. Didn’t seem to enough scrum re-starts. That confused me.