Redruth can compete with the best, says boss Steve Larkins

Redruth v Bury St Edmunds
Matt Gidlow, Kyle Marriott and Ben Priddey scored tries in tough conditions at Redruth

Redruth boss Steve Larkins says his side are capable of beating the best teams in National Two South.

The Reds are still fifth in the division, but won for the sixth time in seven games as they beat Bury St Edmunds 22-8 at the Rec.

"We know they've got massive playing budgets, we know they can bring in from all over," Larkins told BBC Cornwall.

"But down at Redruth it's a proud squad and it's a squad going forward and hopefully we can push those top teams."

Redruth are now just one point behind fourth-placed Taunton, whose game with Launceston was called off, and travel to second-placed Cambridge on Saturday.

"Looking at those top teams, we've got all of them at home apart form Cambridge, so we can definitely reel them in," added Larkins.

"We've just got to stay positive and enjoy the rest of the season.

"We have to keep pushing those top teams. If we want to compete with those top four or five we've got to make sure that we have a go at them, we can't just roll over and let them run over us."

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