Rugby union: Launceston happy to return home against Bournemouth


Launceston's squad are looking forward to their first home game for six weeks, according to head coach Cliff Rainford.

The Cornish All Blacks last played at Polson Bridge

"It's good to get back home," Rainford told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"It's quite a strange way the league's panned out with three games away from home on the bounce and two free weeks off at either end of it, but we're looking forward to getting back home."

Launceston face a Bournemouth side, who are six places and 27 points below them in National Two South.

The All Blacks must manage without Tom Hurdwell, Barry-John Chapman, Jamie Tripconey and Mike Rawlings, who are all injured, and Rainford has warned his players to be wary of Bournemouth, who have caused a few surprises in their first season in the league.

"The little teams are turning over the big teams, so we'll go into it with our eyes open," he added. "We know we've got to put in a performance this Saturday if we want a result."