Steve Perry awaits approach for Launceston coach job

Steve Perry

Launceston backs coach Steve Perry says he has not been approached about taking over from Tony Roques as head coach.

"I haven't been spoken to all, I'm just waiting to be spoken to," said Perry, who captain Tom Rawlings has backed as a potential new leader.

"I'll make my decision when people speak to me but at the moment you hear whispers but I don't know what I'm doing next year at the moment."

His comments came after the Cornish All Blacks overcame Hertford 33-11.

Jake Murphy's try and eight Kieron Lewitt points put Launceston 13-6 ahead at half time.

Lewitt then added another penalty before Lewis Paterson crossed for a touchdown and Kyle Moyle scored two late tries to seal a bonus-point win.

The head coach's position will become vacant at the end of the season after Roques, who was appointed in 2010, decided to step down.

"Tony's a great friend of mine, we're all going to miss him, his professionalism has been outstanding," Perry told BBC Radio Cornwall.

He believes Launceston's young side are beginning to come good after a tough start to the season.

"They're a young side and it's taken them a little bit of time to get used to league rugby," Perry added.

"We've got a lot of young Cornish lads who want to play for the club and it's coming good at the end."

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