Launceston boss Jimmy Tucker targets Cambridge upset

Jimmy Tucker
Jimmy Tucker scored a try for Cornwall when they won the County Championship at Twickenham in 1999

Launceston head coach Jimmy Tucker says his side are capable of causing an upset when they host high-flying Cambridge at Polson Bridge.

Cambridge are level at the top of the table, having lost just one of their 11 games, while bottom-of-the-table Launceston are still in search of a first win of the season.

"We look on this as a real challenge," Tucker told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"I'm convincing the boys that teams like Cambridge are beatable."

Since Tucker was named as the club's new boss earlier this month, Launceston have drawn with Southend and earned two bonus points in last week's 29-26 loss to Bury St Edmunds.

"Most of these players have played in these type of games before, whether you're mid-table or lower-end and have played a game against the top of the table," added Tucker.

"Most of them have either beaten these teams or pushed them really close, and even going into the changing room after the match having pushed them really close and not beaten them, they've felt they should have."

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