Devon beat Cornwall to win back the Tamar Cup at Ivybridge

Devon win back the Tamar Cup by beating Cornwall 28-5 in horrendous weather at Ivybridge on Wednesday night.

Devon fielded probably their strongest side for a number of seasons, which was heavily based around Devonport Services’ Regional One South West title-winning side and fellow high-flyers Brixham.

Cornwall, meanwhile, agreed to Devon’s request to only select players from level five and below, which ruled out personnel from Redruth and Camborne, who are likely to form the base of their County Championship squad.

Devon, with Services’ forwards Rikki Benthan, Aiden Taylor, Andy Pond and James Hocking in their pack, dominated the opening 40 minutes in torrential rain.

They took the lead after only three minutes when Brixham full-back Joel Ashworth crossed in the left corner after pressure following a scrum. He also added the tough conversion.

Article by Sara Raine of Plymouth Sports Gazzette.

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