Launceston skipper frustrated with Hartpury loss

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Launceston captain Tom Rawlings says he is frustrated his side did not take their chances in their 34-19 home defeat by Hartpury College.

Kieron Lewitt's try and three penalties gave the Cornish All Blacks a 14-13 lead at half-time.

But two Richard Barrington tries and one for Rob Langley saw Hartpury go 34-14 ahead before Aaron Struminski's last-minute consolation try.

"We just weren't clinical in those key areas," Rawlings told BBC Cornwall.

"It was a little bit frustrating, we went in at half-time ahead and we came out and got a bit of steam up and got down on their line.

"We could have put it to bed, we could have beaten them."

But Rawlings felt his side did show good play in some areas, especially from the backs.

"Hartpury are the in-form team in the league at the moment and they're playing some good rugby," he added.

"Our backline functioned very well today. They've come under a lot of fire and Steve Perry the backs coach will be one to say that as well.

"But they put us in the game today, if you saw the points we scored in the first half."

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