County Championship: Cornwall beat Hertfordshire 23-15 to close in on Twickenham

Sam Matavesi
Fiji international Sam Matavesi is eligible for Cornwall this season after his club side Plymouth Albion were relegated to National One last year

Cornwall closed in on a fourth successive County Championship final after winning 23-15 at Hertfordshire.

Trelawny's Army battled back from a 15-12 half-time deficit and know that victory over Surrey next week will send them to Twickenham later this month.

Sam Matavesi and Herbie Stupple's tries had put Cornwall 12-0 up after 17 minutes before Herts fought back with a try from a maul and a penalty try.

But two Matt Shepherd penalties and a second Matavesi try sealed the win.

After a stoppage-time victory over Gloucestershire in their opening pool game last week, Cornwall lead their pool and could still make the final even if they lose to Surrey at Camborne.

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