LiveFULL TIME: Grand Final - Cornish Rebels 68-16 Plymouth Titans

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This live event has finished

4:13pm

That's it now from St Austell. Hope you enjoyed the coverage and see you all soon

4:12pm

Rebels have the trophy now to cap off a brilliant season. They've achieved all they set out for

4:00pm

That's it. CORNISH REBELS ARE CHAMPIONS! Emphatically too

3:59pm

Into injury time now. Fat lady is warming up her voice

3:57pm

Stock well converts. 68-16 to Rebels

3:57pm

80min: finally a bit of joy for Titans as they build pressure near try line and see Tule go over 

3:53pm

Titans are still going for it though. They are just inches away from the Rebels try line. They've got five tackles to work with too as ref penalises Rebels

3:52pm

Martyn Lawrance just came up in the stands and said: "That just got boring". He wanted more of a fight from his opponents

3:51pm

Titans now need ten converted tries inside the last six minutes to win this. Or 15 unconverted tries. Or 30 penalties. Fair to say, it is near impossible

3:49pm

Thirlby converts in front of posts. It's 68-10 to Rebels

3:48pm

71min: Titans looking tired on legs and on ideas. Get deep in Rebels half but lose control of ball. Rebels then counter attack with Shepherd rushing into opposition half. He then offloads to Baragwantath to finish the job off

3:46pm

Thirlby converts. 62-10 to Rebels

3:45pm

68min: Beautiful work by Rebels to create gap with passing on halfway line opens up the defence for Pellow to go through and over the try line unchallenged

3:44pm

Shepherd then attempts conversion but goes wide. 56-10 to Rebels

3:43pm

66min: This time it is Shepherd going over. Martin made the run into the Titan half before offloading to his colleague just as he was about to be tackled

3:41pm

Thirlby's conversion on right wing is blown wide by e wind. It is now Rebels 52-10 Titans. Surely all over now

3:40pm

64min: Easy for Rebels there. Big kick across field and Tharme bottles it with four Rebels rushing towards him. Murray grabs on the bounce and scores try

3:38pm

It would be the greatest comeback since Take That's reunion if the Titans can win now. Rebels have one hand on the cup

3:37pm

Thirlby converts to make it 48-10 to his side

3:36pm

60min: This is getting silly now. Titans defence all over the shop. Lawrence bursts through and runs clear in acres of space. He even has time to egg on Tharme to try and tackle him. Showboating time

3:35pm

Thirlby does not convert. It's 42-10 Rebels

3:35pm

67min: Almost immediately another four points is added for the Rebels. Buzza gets ball and sprints through the defence. Despite the best efforts of McAvoy, the Cornishman cannot be stopped and gets his hat-trick

3:33pm

Thirlby adds the extras. It's 38-10

3:32pm

55min: Rebels then go down the other end and go over. On left wing, Martin sprints away and cannot be caught in his bright yellow boots

3:31pm

Another spell of pressure from Plymouth goes unrewarded. They move ball from wing to wing, but despite keeping hold despite two or three near spill ages, their kick on fifth tackle goes in middle of park and Darran is dragged down to turn over the ball

3:28pm

Titans have scrum in middle of the park. Let's see if they can create anything here

3:24pm

Thirlby converts and makes it 32-10 to Rebels

3:24pm

47min: Lawrance over for Rebels. Got pass and literally bulldozed through Stevens and Darran. Impressive

3:22pm

Some crunching tackles going in from Ethan Patterson. Top stuff to watch

3:21pm

Scrum about 15 metres from Titans try line. Lawrence breaks away at back of scrum but drops ball. Frustration for Rebels

3:19pm

Thirlby misses conversion. It's Rebels 26-10 Titans

3:18pm

41min: Try already for Rebels in first attack of half. Sub and player/coach Platt sprints over line after bursting through defence. What a start by the Cornishmen

3:17pm

Second half kicks off

3:15pm

Rebels have been good value for their half time lead. Looked quick in attack and solid in defence. Titans have picked up good territory, but have wasted opportunities

3:12pm

Stevens misses the conversion chance as it smashes onto the cross bar. Ref then blows for halftime with score at 22-10 for Rebels

3:10pm

40min: Titans go over. Knock on from Jacques gifts Titans a chance. Ball goes out to left with plenty of men on overlap and it is King who gets the score

3:09pm

King makes a block from a kick and Titans have the ball in the Rebels' half. Penalty given against thenCornishmen too so territory is good for Plymouth

3:07pm

He misses the conversion, but it is still 22-6 to the Rebels

3:06pm

35min: Thirlby after his salmon like action then scores a try. Rebels get penalty on halfway line, then the Rebels' breezes past some weak tackles and eases over the line. Titans defence were very poor there

3:04pm

Titans getting close to Rebels try line, but Thirlby leaps up like a salmon to grab the ball kicked high by Ewers on the fifth tackle

3:03pm

Rebels get a good set near the try line, but Ansel snaffles the ball as Thirlby tries to send a grabber kick to his on-running team-mates

2:59pm

Stockwell is successful with his conversion. It's now 18-6 to the Rebels

2:59pm

29min: Yes they can. Lovick rams over the line to open Titans account for the day.

2:58pm

Titans again deep in Rebels half. Can they make it count this time?

2:56pm

Titans get into decent territory again, but on fif tackle Ewers sends his kick too far again. That is at least the third time today he has got his trajectory wrong

2:54pm

Top tackle by Shepherd on Revels 22metre line stops Ede in his tracks. Was looking good for Titans there

2:51pm

Thirlby adds extra points to make it 18-0 to Rebels

2:50pm

19min: Try number three for Rebels. From deep in their half, a long pass goes astray and is picked up by Saberton who breaks free. He then shifts play to winger Baragwanath who legs it to the line. Four Titan defenders cannot get near him. Like Usain Bolt of the SW Rugby League world!

2:47pm

The man mountain that is Martyn Lawrance rips ball out of Mitchell's hand in tackle, but ref says he fouled in process. Rebels fans unhappy with that call

2:46pm

Titans give away penalty deep in their half for holding on, but Rebels waste chance as Saberton passes to Joyce, only to see the ball bounce off his team-mate's knees

2:44pm

Rebels get penalised in their half giving good territory to Titans. They move within five metres of line, but Stockwell's kick towards Ansell is too heavy and goes out

2:41pm

Thirlby converts and makes it 12-0 to Rebels

2:40pm

10min: Another Rebels try and it is Buzza again. Straight from kick off Briskham makes brilliant dash up right wing before being tackled at 22 yard line. Ball is fizzed out to left and Buzza breaks through gap

2:38pm

8min: Opening score for Rebels. Patterson bounces off tacklers to get in good position before ball is given to Buzza who drags two defenders over try line with him to score. Thirlby converts. 6-0 Rebels

2:36pm

Rebels keep Titans in their final third. Mini break away did come, but ref judges a could against Plymouth and it is a Cornish scrum

2:35pm

Now up the other end of field. Thirlby sends a good kick deep and sewers catches but takes over side line. Good area for the Rebels to be in

2:34pm

Early territory in the Rebels' final third. But they get their tackles in and make sure the Titans don't go over the line.

2:33pm

The Rebels have won two of the three matches already played against the titans this season, with the Titans winning the first encounter by two points.

2:30pm

Here we go. rebels kick off

2:29pm

Players out on pitch now

2:28pm

So far is season the rebels have won every trophy going, but this is the one they really want. They lost the Grand Final last year and they want to make amends for that defeat.

2:25pm

In the Titans line up, they have a guy called Cat Stevens. Wonder if he will get his guitar out during the match?

2:24pm

Plymouth Titans line up: Ede, Tharme, Worboys, King, Ansell, Stockwell, Ewers, Thompson, Bonyo, Hamber, Lovick, Stevens, Mitchell.

Subs: McAvoy, Darran, Toragaberi, Bainivali, Tule, Hillman, Cokanasila.

2:22pm

Rebels line up: Shepherd, Murray, Briskham, Bristow, Martin, Thirlby, Pellow, Joyce, Saberton, Jacques, Patterson, Buzza, Lawrance.

Subs: Baragwantath, Platt, Molin, Lawton, Winston, Pallet, Butcher.

2:16pm

Team line ups to come in a bit

2:16pm

Good afternoon and welcome to Tregorrick Park in St Austell for the SW Rugby League Grand Final between Cornish Rebels and Plymouth Titans. This is the big one. The 2014 title decider. The winners will take home glory and a trophy. The losers will be inconsolable.

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