St Ives faces their biggest challenge in the Cornwall & Devon league this season with the away trip to high flyers Bude. After two wins on the road, the home side will be playing at Bencoolen Meadow for the first time in a month. Of the eight league matches, only three have been at home. They have a points difference of virtually 55. Today, St Ives travel with four wins from five under their belt. This is very much a top of the table clash.
Last Saturday the St Ives 1st XV welcomed Devon side Plymouth Argaum to Alexandra Road. Head Coach Paul Thirlby was able to name another strong side, new signing Jamie Hoskin is welcomed into the second row with Neil Corin coming in at flanker to replace the injured Cameron Bone just before kick-off. Lewis Thomas was available for selection this weekend and was named at full back.
St Ives Hakes v Plymouth Argaum Saturday 14th November KO 2:30pm
St Ives is able to field a strong side for the match against Plymouth Argaum at The Recreation Ground tomorrow at 2:30p.m. This will, I believe, be the first ever meeting between the two clubs. Plymouth Argaum came into being as long ago as 1887, so have celebrated their 125 year anniversary. They have had a meteoric rise since 2010-11 when they were languishing at th...
Last Saturday the St Ives 1st XV travelled to Newquay for the second time this season, on this occasion it was for a Cornwall & Devon league encounter.
For this game Head Coach Paul Thirlby brought in experienced scrum half John Trewhella to cover for the absent Sam Carter. The pack was unchanged from the Tavistock game, but returning from injury was Pete Mabbott.
St Ives face Newquay Hornets away tomorrow, Saturday 7th November. Among six changes from the recent game against Newquay, forced through injuries and unavailability, the most surprising is John Trewhella returning to the side after a number of seasons at scrum half.
The forwards remain almost as for the last match at home against Tavistock. Tony Stevens moves to the bench, which allows Ben Jenkins to start. Sean Stevens and David Bramwell comp...