Cornwall Crushed Surrey 55-0 in Commanding Bill Beaumont Cup Victory

Cornwall made an emphatic start to their Bill Beaumont Cup campaign, cruising to a 55-0 victory over Surrey. The Cornish side scored eight tries, demonstrating their strength in the forwards and backline.

Cornwall Dominates Surrey in Commanding 55-0 Victory at Bill Beaumont Cup

Cornwall made an emphatic start to their campaign, cruising to a 55-0 victory over Surrey at the Molesey Road ground in Esher. The Cornish side scored eight tries, showcasing their strong forward pack and clinical backline.

Early Dominance

It didn’t take long for Cornwall to get on the scoreboard, as young Jack Statton crossed the line after some slick build-up play from Matt Shepherd. Fly-half Fraser Honey converted the try, the first of his six successful kicks on the day.

Cornwall continued to assert their dominance, with Duncan Tout finishing off a well-worked backline move to score in the corner. Honey then added a penalty to give the visitors a comfortable 22-0 lead at the break.

Second-Half Onslaught

The second half saw Cornwall run riot, with tries from captain Ben Priddey, Jon Drew, and Declan Prowse. Priddey completed a hat-trick, showcasing the Camborne contingent’s prowess. The Cornish forwards, particularly locks Pat Walton and Hugo Culverhouse, provided ample possession, while the backline, led by Tout and Sam James, looked sharp throughout.

“The boys played outstandingly well today. Our forwards laid the foundations, and when we got the ball, our backline showed just how clinical they can be.” – Ben Priddey, Cornwall Captain

Full-back Matt Shepherd echoed his captain’s sentiments, highlighting the team’s strong training sessions and the impressive debuts of young players like Statton.

The victory puts Cornwall in a strong position as they look ahead to their next match against defending champions Kent next Saturday at Charlton Park RFC.

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