Steve Larkins: Weather disrupting Redruth style, says head coach

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Redruth (in red) have already doubled their number of away wins from last season

Redruth boss Steve Larkins says poor weather and pitches are stopping them from playing "expansive rugby".

The Cornish side play in National League Two, English rugby's fourth tier, and have won nine of their last 12 matches in all competitions.

"At the moment I think most teams have got to grind it out in this weather," Larkins told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"But if it comes to the mud and the scrum and the lineout then we're equally as happy there as well."

Redruth are currently fifth in the table, only seven points behind third placed Bishops Stortford, and visit struggling Chinnor this weekend.

"Fingers crossed the weather's going to improve, and the pitches will harden up a bit, because we want to play a more expansive brand of rugby," added Larkins.

"Chinnor's hasn't been a good place for Redruth to visit - generally looking at their team on paper, it's surprising they're that low in the league really."

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