Launceston atmosphere impresses head coach Mike Lewis

Launceston RFC
Many of Launceston's best players left the club over the summer

Launceston head coach Mike Lewis says he is surprised at how good the atmosphere is at the club.

The side have lost all seven of their games and are bottom of National Two South with just two bonus points.

"It's really nice to be around the club," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"It's totally opposite to what you would feel at a club that's near to the bottom, you'd probably find a lot more bickering, but we turn up to training and it's a delight to be there."

The club are still coming to terms with a summer of turmoil after previous director of rugby Neil Bayliss left after having his budget cut and a host of the Cornish All Blacks' best players left for National One neighbours Plymouth Albion.

The club have conceded 316 points this season - an average of more than 45 per game - while scoring just 91, of which 31 came in their last match against Barnes.

"It's more about the attitude and endeavour they're showing," said Lewis, who also acts as forwards coach.

"Everything they're doing is second to none, no-one wants to be in the predicament we're in, but everyone's working really hard and as a group to make sure we're getting out of it.

"But we've got to make sure the luck's on our side and we can only doing that by making our own and that's what we've got to prepare for."

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