Cornish Rugby Union U20s Narrowly Miss Out on Victory Against Gloucestershire

In a nail-biting finale, the Cornwall U20 rugby union team suffered a narrow 33-27 defeat against their Gloucestershire counterparts, despite leading late in the game. The Cornish side showcased their best performance of the season, with several positives to take from the hard-fought encounter.

Cornish Rugby Union Heartbreak as Gloucestershire U20s Clinch Late Victory

In a thrilling and hard-fought encounter, the Cornwall U20 rugby union team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of their Gloucestershire counterparts, losing 33-27 in a nail-biting finale.

The match, played at the picturesque Stow on the Wold RFC, saw Cornwall leading 26-27 as the clock ticked into overtime. However, Gloucestershire managed to score a try in the dying moments of the game, which they duly converted, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

“Despite the cruellest of blows, Cornwall can take pride in their performance, which was their best of the season.”

Lessons learned from the previous defeat against Devon and the away win against Somerset had clearly paid dividends, as the Cornish side pushed their opponents all the way.

The game was an entertaining affair for the supporters, with both teams showcasing their attacking prowess. Gloucestershire opened the scoring with a converted try in the 5th minute, but Cornwall responded swiftly, with hooker Pete Harris scoring the first of his three tries in the 14th minute.

Cornwall maintained their lead throughout the match, with winger Jack Keogh and the reliable boot of Jack Statton (2 conversions, 1 penalty) contributing to the scoreline. However, Gloucestershire refused to give in, and their late rally proved to be the difference on the day.

Positive Takeaways

While the result may be disappointing for the Cornwall U20 team, there were several positives to take from the performance. The long journey to Stow on the Wold, which is almost in Worcestershire, may have taken a toll, but the team’s resilience and determination shone through.

Looking ahead, the Cornwall U20 squad can take heart from their progress throughout the season, and with lessons learned, they will undoubtedly be aiming to challenge for glory in the next campaign.

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