Launceston will not 'sit back' after wins - Rawlings

Ben Hilton
Top-scorer Ben Hilton has scored three tries in Launceston's last three games

Launceston will not ease up following three straight National Two South wins, according to captain Tom Rawlings.

The Cornish All Blacks have moved up to seventh place in the table after five victories in their last seven matches.

The run of form followed a poor start to the season with seven losses from their opening eight games.

"There's no sitting back and going 'we're comfortable, we've won our last three games'. We've got to crack on now," Rawlings told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"It is looking very healthy, we might be one place behind Redruth but they're still a good 15 points ahead of us and the teams below us are only two or three points away," he added.

Launceston face Clifton on Saturday in a repeat of their first home game of the season when they went down 26-22.

That defeat was one of five games that the Polson Bridge side lost by three points or less in the opening half of the season.

"I do think we're a much stronger and more street wise team now than we were when we played them last, but they still beat us so they're going to have their heads up going into this game and they're home as well," said Rawlings.

"You can see that from the team we started as at the start of the season everybody's grown and we're a much stronger team now than we were.

"It took us a little while to gel and a little while to settle but we've got there finally.

"We've won the last three games, they were decent games and we played some really good rugby.

"Last weekend was an outstanding performance against Taunton and we're looking to take the positives from that and drive them into this weekend's game against Clifton."

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