Cornwall lose at Twickenham

Cornwall have been narrowly beaten by Lancashire in the County Championship Final at Twickenham.

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Cornwall lose in County Championship final

The Duchy were beaten by Lancashire at Twickenham.

Cornwall have been beaten by Lancashire in rugby's County Championship final at Twickenham.

Lancashire scored three tries in the first half, before Neilson Webber pulled one back for the Duchy.

Cornwall had the better of the second half and were awarded a penalty try in the 48th minute.

Lewis Vinnicombe also crossed the line to reduce the deficit to just two points, but Paul Thirlby missed the chance to level with a failed conversion.

Late in the game, Ben Rath's converted try won the match for Lancashire, sending thousands of Cornish fans home disappointed.


Cornwall head to Twickenham for rugby final

Thousands of Cornish rugby fans are heading to Twickenham this weekend to watch the Cornwall team play in the County Championship final against Lancashire.

The Duchy stormed to victory against reigning champions Hertfordshire in the semi-finals last weekend with a 41-29 win at Camborne.

It's the first time the team have reached the final for 14 years, as Francesca Carpenter reports:

Cornwall Rugby gear up for Twickenham game

The Cornwall rugby team. Credit: ITV News

Thousands of rugby fans from the region are expected to travel to Twickenham this weekend. Cornwall have reached the final of the County Championship for the first time since 1999.

The Duchy are up against Lancashire on Sunday, competing for the Bill Beaumont Cup. The match will also be coach Dave Thomas' last match in charge.

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