STONEHOUSE SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2005
Stonehouse fielded a very big and physical side and this meant that the Tigers had an up hill struggle from the first minute. With both George Clarke and Daniel Challinor missing from the pack the Tigers were without their two biggest players and Stonehouse quickly made their size pay dividends forcing over the first of several tries.
LAUNCESTON SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2005
What a great day at Launceston, pity we didn't win but it was close. 15 minutes before we got to the ground the river broke it's banks and flooded the pitches we were to play on, but the Launceston boys quickly rearranged the pitch layout and we got underway on time.
It was a credit to both sides that so much rugby was played on the heavy pitch. The home side came very close to securing their first win of the season but the greater experience of Topsham told in the end. The visitors opened the scoring in the first half with a try which was duly converted but despite playing down the slope could not get past some stout Argaum defence so the half-time score remained at 7-0. In the second period Argaum gained more possesion and looked dangerous when spreading the ball wide. Several attacks were held up near the line by Topsham but eventually swift handling saw Rhys Dymock-Williams crossing for his debut try. Rhys Johnson's conversion levelled the scores but despite a couple of good chances to take the lead it was Topsham's counter-attacking which saw them score two late tries to give the final scoreline a slightly lop-sided feel.
The home side lent 3 players to Salcombe in what was a well contested game. Captain Rhys Johnson touched down twice for Argaum to lead 10-5 at half-time with the prospect of playing down the slope. In the second half however Salcombe were able to gain much more possession and demonstrated speed in their backline to run in 3 tries. Argaum had several powerful drives for the line but could not ground the ball in the seconf period.