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National League 1
Birmingham Moseley 13-32 Sale
Bishop’s Stortford 44-20 Hull
Cambridge 34-28 Plymouth Albion
Darlington Mowden Park 23-16 Chinnor
Leeds Tykes 24-28 Taunton Titans
Rams 38-21 Esher
Rosslyn Park 46-26 Cinderford
National League 2 West
Redruth got their season off to the perfect start with a six-try victory over Stourbridge at The Rec. Dean Bonds landed the opening try after ten minutes before a Fraser Honey penalty and converted tries from Will Trewin and Jack Simmons put the hosts 22-3 up, with things going from bad to worse for the visitors when prop Chad Thorne received a red card for a challenge on Trewin.
There was still time for Richard Brown to go over for another converted try before the interval, with Todd Prisk adding another early in the second half. From there, the hosts’ eased off and Stourbridge found their sole try through right-wing Dallas Ororo, with Kyle Bradley dotting down under the posts for the Reds soon after to round off the scoring.
Barnstaple 23-31 Exeter University
Bournville 19-20 Hinckley
Clifton 31-28 Loughborough Students
Dings Crusaders 29-17 Luctonians
Leicester Lions 28-17 Hornets
Old Redcliffians 58-14 Newport
Redruth 43-8 Stourbridge
Regional 1 South West
Jordan Nicholls scored four tries as Camborne prevailed in the all-Cornish affair at home to Launceston on the opening day of the brand-new Regional 1 South West season.
Ben Priddey and Harry Larkins also crashed over for the Cherry & Whites, with Connor Gilbert slotting three conversions and adding a penalty for good measure as new Director of Rugby Steve Larkins celebrated a dominant debut victory.
Camborne 39-7 Launceston
Chew Valley 41-26 Drybrook
Ivybridge 15-13 Exmouth
Lydney 13-18 Devonport Services
Weston-super-Mare 29-44 Brixham
Regional 2 South West
St Austell are the early Regional Tribute 2 South West pacesetters after an error-strewn win over North Petherton at Tregorrick Park. Tries from Rob Jeffs, Matt Shepherd and Max Bullen – all converted by Shepherd – gave the hosts a 21-3 lead at the break before John Frost went over for the visitors’ sole score, with Kyle Marriott adding a fourth try, again converted, to seal the bonus point late on.
Last season’s runaway Western Counties West champions Wadebridge Camels came within a whisker of earning victory on their higher-division debut, with the Camels sharing the points at home to Chard. James Grubb and Aiden Cullis scored unconverted tries for the hosts.
Fellow newly-promoted Duchy side Truro were on the wrong end of a close 22-18 contest at St Clement’s Hill. Tom Duncan and Luke Tidball went over for the hosts, with Ashley Hosking converting one and adding two penalties as the city side earned a losing bonus point.
Sidmouth 17-17 Newton Abbot
St Austell 28-13 North Petherton
Teignmouth 41-43 Sherborne
Truro 18-22 Crediton
Wadebridge Camels 10-10 Chard
Wellington 20-11 Bridgwater & Albion
Counties 1 Western West
Bude 19-24 Kingsbridge
Cullompton 48-10 Bideford
Penryn 30-5 Paignton
Plymouth Albion Oaks 24-13 Falmouth
Tiverton 17-22 Wiveliscombe
Topsham 48-21 Pirates Amateurs
Counties 2 Cornwall
Bodmin 14-44 Veor
Hayle 19-40 Redruth 2
Liskeard-Looe 10-7 Illogan Park
Newquay Hornets 9-14 Helston
Saltash 66-0 Camborne SoM
St Ives 12-5 St Austell 2
Counties 3 Cornwall
Launceston 2 33-12 Camborne 2
Perranporth HWO Camelford
Redruth Albany 0-66 Wadebridge Camels 2
St Agnes 50-7 Lankelly-Fowey
St Just 37-12 Bude 2
[Featured image: Colin Bradbury / Cornwall Sports Media]