Launceston: Forward pack impresses boss Neil Bayliss

Launceston RFC
Launceston have won just one of their last six matches in National Two South

Launceston director of rugby Neil Bayliss has praised the strength of his side's forward pack.

The Cornish All Blacks host seventh-placed Cambridge in National Two South as they aim to extend the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.

"The whole front five I'm particularly pleased with at the moment," he said.

"Our scrum is going particularly well, it's an area I wanted us to be strong in at the start of the season and we certainly are at the moment."

The absence of experienced prop Bruce Pow, who has undergone and other senior players has forced Bayliss to blood a number of youngsters.

"We've asked Christian Judge to step up at tight-head and he's done a fantastic job," Bayliss told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"He's only a young lad, but he's destroying scrums for us at the moment and he's learnt a lot and grown up a lot since he came into the squad at the start of the season.

"He's putting in monstrous efforts week in, week out for us."

He added: "Tim Mathias has been out as well so Max Dewing has come in and equally he's done a great job.

"And when you've got the likes of Ed Holmes and Ben Hilton behind you in any scrum, you're not going to take a backwards step."