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Rampant Rebels are too strong for Titans

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 15, 2013

By Dick Straughan

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The Cornish Rebels maintained their unbeaten start to the league season with an emphatic eleven-try rout of Plymouth Titans at the Redruth Recreation Ground.

The victory keeps the Rebels in pole position in the South West league early in their first season of competitive rugby and they overwhelmed the third-placed Titans with a powerful display where fitness was ultimately the key.

After a competitive first 15 minutes where the Titans threatened through their dangerous Fijian centres the Rebels took control.

Calum Davies added to Ashley Lawton`s 4th minute opener for the Rebels and firther tries from Priddey and Bristow made it 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Ozzy Flowers replied for the Titans as he weaved through a poor piece of defending to score at the posts before full-back Darren Pellow resumed the scoring for the Cornish side on 33 minutes.

The second half however belonged to the Rebels with Savage and player-coach Johnny Platt scoring tries within eight minutes of the restart. Pallett, Lawrence and Davies all added further scores as the Titans faded and with five minutes to go Bristow added his second score of the game.

Flowers bagged a consolation for Plymouth with a fine individual break from 40 metres out but banged his conversion attempt against an upright.

Cornish Rebels

Pellow, Davies, Pallett, Williams, Bristow, Saberton, Thirlby; Lawrence, Platt (capt), Pattison, Priddey, Lawton, Beasley

Replacements – Kevern, Savage, Winston, Pellow, Jones, Marshall, Williams, Middlewood

Tries – Davies (2), Bristow (2), Pellow, Pallett, Lawrence, Platt, Priddey, Lawton, Savage

Cons – Platt (6)

Plymouth Titans

Ede, Stewart, John, Ifi, Hart, Flowers, Pengelley (capt); Payton, Ferguson, Dunn, Lovick, Galloway, Heath

Replacements – Thompson, A.Thane, B.Thane, Sexton, Ola

Tries – Flowers (2)

Con – Flowers

Referee – A.Bickle

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