Redruth 'coming together' under Steve Larkins, says Damien Cook

Damien Cook
Second-row Damien Cook is one of Redruth's longest-serving players

Veteran Redruth forward Damien Cook says "things are coming together" under head coach Steve Larkins.

Larkins after a turbulent 2013-14 season which saw two head coaches leave and a

"It's been difficult in the last three or four years up here with all the change of coaches and financial issues," Cook told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"But now we play a good, attractive style of rugby, and things are starting to come together off the field."

This season Redruth are firmly embedded in mid-table in National Two South, having won 10 of their 12 home games.

"We've got a good group of players here and now," added Cook, 32, who has played 265 times for the Reds since September 2004.

"Steve's come in, and it's a bit of a poisoned chalice being coach here, but he's come here stuck his hand up and boys are now looking and thinking 'I want to come and play for Redruth', because they like what's happening here.

"Gone are the days of having overseas players and pros and stuff like that, it's back to the good old-fashioned traditional rugby and people want to come and watch that, don't they?"

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