Bolingey Barbarians hosted Helston Veterans for their final match of the season and what an excellent encounter it turned out to be. No quarter given, guys often belying their age with sprinting not known to them for several years, tackles that if they had time to think about would probably not have attempted, but all for the sheer enjoyment of veteran’s rugby and played in the best of spirits.
It looked as if Helston were going to run away with the match leading three tries to nil at half time. But the Bolingey Inn was calling, in the second half and the Barbarians could not arrive there not having scored a try. The match slowly swung towards the Barbarians and with three minutes remaining the Barbarians had scored three tries, Colin Cooper (Truro), Ricky Pellow (Camborne) and Rob Ley (Camborne) but Helston had now added a fourth. A final effort and the Barbarians worked the ball for Steve Arthur (Perranporth) to draw the match.
The Club now prepares for the “Round Robin” on Sunday 06 May at Truro and its eleventh biannual Tour to France leaving on 17 May when La Baule
will be our hosts. And after all of that our 25th Anniversary Season.