Penryn RFC claimed the bragging rights in a dominant 71-7 defeat of local rivals Falmouth Eagles at Falmouth's Recreation Ground.

The away side wrapped up the game early on with six tries coming in the first half to put them in a commanding position.

After the break, they added another before Falmouth swiftly responded with a consolation try. But Penryn who are celebrating their 150th year as a club, added four more tries to seal the emphatic victory.

A big crowd was met by wind, rain and hail as Penryn opened the scoring within the first three minutes after bundling the ball across the line from close range. The following kick was successfully converted by Sean Johnson as the visitors set to assert their dominance.

Falmouth were causing their own problems and another mistake led to Penryn doubling their lead in the 12th minute. Falmouth's Ollie Williams was tackled in his own 22 and the ball was turned over neatly for Charlie Levick to score their second try of the game. Johnson was again on hand to convert to make it 0-14.

In the 19th minute, Mishka scored the first of a hat trick of tries for him on the day as he used his brute strength to carry the ball through Falmouth's line to score.

Penryn ought to have scored again after 21 minutes when they worked the ball nicely on the left and a quick pass from Fibbens had Paul Saberton in to score but the winger fumbled the receive to the disappointment of the travelling Penryn fans.

Falmouth were struggling to get out of their half and ill-discipline wasn't helping the hosts who were reduced to 14 men after 25 minutes with Pyper Egerton receiving a sin bin.

Penryn made the most of their man advantage within minutes. After winning a line out in the Falmouth 22 they drove a maul to the try line and crashed down to score. The conversion, from a wide angle was narrowly missed to make it 0-26 In the 36th minute, Penryn were celebrating again.

Falmouth's Tom Savage fumbled his attempt at trying to dive on a low kick from Penryn, gifting possession back to the visitors who kept the attack alive. It looked like Kai Sale was set to score as he sprinted toward the line but for a try-saving tackle, fortunately for him Grant Randlesome was in support to add their fifth try which was converted to make it 0-33.

There was still time for Penryn to score their sixth try with the last play of the half. It was a carbon copy of the fourth try with a lineout on the far right being mauled towards the line, the Penryn pack was way too strong for Falmouth to handle and the ball was tapped down under a heap of bodies. Similarly, the conversion was missed to make the scores 0-38 at halftime.

Falmouth had a point to prove in the second half and needed to start the period on the front foot and they did so, pinning Penryn into their own 22 for the opening minutes. The Penryn defence was strong, however, and their counterattack was deadly as they demonstrated in the 47th minute when Captain Andrew Seviour broke through all too easily to score under the posts. Johnson nailed the conversion to make it 0-45.

The home side showed great character to respond just three minutes later though when they maintained the pressure on the far right-hand side before Tom Vincent picked up from a ruck to charge through a tackle and score.

Falmouth Captain Tom Spiller delivered the conversion to make it 7-45 Any hopes of an unlikely comeback were quashed in the 53rd minute when Fibbens added his second of the game.

From a free kick on their own try line Falmouth opted to run and not kick, and in doing so cheaply gave away possession to Penryn.

The away side had a man over and in Fibbens they had a second row powerful to charge through any defence as he crossed over to score. Johnson easily kicked over and that was 7-52 Penryn were celebrating again just shy of the hour thanks to Fibbens. Falmouth gave away an offside in their own 22 resulting in a Penryn penalty which they opted to run. The ball was again played to Fibbens who eased through to seal his third try which was converted to make it 7-59.

The tries were flowing now, as Penryn looked to score with every attack. Falmouth again didn't help themselves as they gave the ball away from their own scrum in the 64th minute. Some accurate, long passing from Penryn saw the ball played to Saberton who was tackled as he crossed the line but kept himself in play to score. 7-64 The last try of the match came in the 73rd minute as another five points was secured for the visitors, crashing over in the same corner as before to finish off a very one-sided game.