Launceston fans' 'realistic approach' appreciated by coach

Crowds at Polson Bridge
Launceston play their home games at Polson Bridge

Launceston head coach Mike Lewis has praised the club's supporters for their 'realistic' appreciation of how the side will fare this year.

The club are bottom of National Two South after suffering a 49-10 thrashing at Canterbury on Saturday, having lost their season opener 47-3.

"They're quite realistic in their approach, which is fantastic," he said.

"That takes the pressure off. If players are under pressure from them too they won't do as well as they can."

Lewis took over the club in the summer after Neil Bayliss resigned having had his budget cut.

He has been forced to rebuild the squad after a large chunk of the team left, with many of their key players heading to National One neighbours Plymouth Albion.

"We're looking up at everyone, we're going to be the underdogs in every game," Lewis told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"That alleviates the pressure, we've just got to go out and have an enormous self-pride in everything we do in every game."

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