THE December deluges put pay to some of the local sport at the weekend, but it didn’t stop Launceston returning to winning ways against Weston-super-Mare in Regional One South West.

The All Blacks put in a superb display of attacking rugby to blow away their Somerset visitors, running out 62-12 winners.

Inside is a report, while we also hear from joint head coach Ryan Westren.

On the rugby front there is also Paul Cottle’s report as Bude, despite being beaten 57-29 by Pirates Amateurs in Penzance, picked up a useful bonus point, while there is also news from Counties Cornwall Three as Launceston Castles were narrowly edged out 20-19 at Camborne Crusaders.

In a rare special, we also have Nigel Walrond’s report from Exeter Chiefs’ superb victory in France at Toulon in the Champions Cup.

The wet weather had a huge impact on the local football with just three Post area clubs taking to the  field – two of which were Callington Town and Camelford in SWPL Premier West.

Read Kevin Marriott’s report on Cally’s 6-0 drubbing at title-chasing St Austell, while Camelford bounced back from their River Camel Derby defeat at Wadebridge Town by thrashing Truro City Reserves 5-1.

Just two games survived across the St Piran League, one of which was Lifton’s 3-2 victory at St Merryn in Division Two East. Find out all about a thrilling game which saw the visitors come back from 2-0 down.

Cricket wise there is big news from Callington as they have announced former county cricketer Graham Wagg has been appointed as their new first team captain.

Find out about what happened from their recent annual general meeting, while we also review St Minver’s recent presentation night as all-rounder Alek Gill won several prizes.

Launceston CC also recently held their annual general meeting, although there were not many changes, while we also check in on the world of the North Cornwall Table Tennis League and Launceston and District Darts League.

Bude’s men are hoping to be promoted from Piran Division One of the West Hockey League, and they returned to winning ways on Saturday at Falmouth which is covered inside.

Launceston’s ladies had a tough afternoon at Ashmoor in Petroc Division Two of the West Hockey League.

Finally there is a special report on the success of Shebbear College’s students at equestrian as they qualify for some prestigious events, plus more, including Callington Bowling Club’s recent presentation night.