Redruth get 'pleasing' bonus point at high-flying Taunton

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Redruth have lost four of their last five matches

Redruth boss Steve Larkins says he is pleased with the bonus point his side got from their 24-17 loss at second-placed Taunton in National Two South.

A youthful Reds side led 17-10 at half-time before Taunton scored 14 unanswered points in the second period.

"They've got some quality players at Taunton, but the way we played was pleasing," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"Every game away from home this season we've managed to get bonus points, and that was the same today."

Redruth boss Steve Larkins:
"The youngsters are now coming through - some of them are 18 or 19-year-olds but they're beginning to step up and put in some very good performances."

After winning at Southend on the opening day of the season, Redruth have yet to register a second victory on the road, having lost by seven points or less at Cambridge, Old Elthamians and Taunton.

But Larkins says he can see an improvement in his inexperienced set of players.

"The youngsters are now coming through - some of them are 18 or 19-year-olds but they're beginning to step up and put in some very good performances," he said.

"Our wingers played part well and our forwards at set-piece were dominant in every area.

"Their scrum was being shunted back and I don't think we got our just rewards for the momentum we had at scrum time."

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