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RUGBY: Corsham 38 Wimborne 7
11:31am Thursday 19th April 2012 in Local Rugby
PHIL Kernan was delighted by the send-off he and fellow coach Tim Russell were given as Corsham ended their tenure with their best performance of the season.
With the league season now finished, Kernan and Russell have stepped down with Corsham now on the hunt for replacements.
But the side ensured the duo left in style with a fine six-try performance.
Pete Hynes crossed for two tries, while Rhys Jones, Guy Cooke, Chris Jones and Mike Patterson also touched down. Dan Goldsworthy booted four conversions.
Kernan said: “It was a great way for us to finish after two years. We just got better and better in the last six weeks of the season.
“We were on a roll last season after finishing fourth, but the way we came back this season with a shortage of players, was excellent.’’ Meanwhile, Corsham U16s youngster James Catlin concluded his season by featuring in England U16s victories over Italy U17s (31-20) and Wales U16s (39-34) last week.
The 16-year-old, of Kings Avenue, goes to St Gregory’s School in Bath and will begin a sports scholarship at Millfield School in September.
His England shirt is expected to be hung in the Corsham clubhouse. Chippenham youngster Dan Keat, from Sutton Benger, featured as England Clubs and Schools U18s beat Ireland 38-10 in Middlesex on Saturday.
Prop Keat, 18, goes to Hardenhuish School.
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