Thursday, 2 May 2013

Builth Wells win Division Two West title

Builth Wells RFC, known locally as ‘The Bulls’, have lifted the  National League Division 2 West title with a 46-17 home win over Maesteg on May 1.
WRU's Ray Wilton presents captain Ben Duggan with the  Two West trophy.
Second-place Crymych added pressure on Builth with a bonus point victory against Taibach earlier in the evening but The Bulls triumphed through a hard fought eighty minutes to win their match against a courageous Maesteg side and ultimately the league.
This isn’t the first time for The Bulls to come out on top within the league. In 2004 the team was crowned Division Two East champions and in 2009 were runners up in Division Two West. Builth Wells, which was once the stomping ground for Scarlets coach and ex Welsh international, Mark Jones, has also seen a number of players perform particularly well this season including top try scorer Ben Pugh (Hooker) who added to his tally against Maesteg. 
Captain Ben Duggan, who plays Number 8 for the club, said: “It’s been a long hard season and everyone’s worked very hard, trained hard and there’s been a continuous positive work ethic from both coaches and players. It’s been a great year to be captain on a personal level too – everyone wants to be Champions at the end of the day. Being runners up in 2009 was a huge motivation for us this season and winning the title not only means a lot to the club, but also to Builth Wells – the town thrives rugby and always has done.”
Team Manager Chris Davies added: “The boys have grafted hard this season and have battled hard in matches to seal the wins. Our form away from home has been outstanding this season, with hard fought wins against Taibach, Penclawdd and Maesteg Quins – we even broke the Quins’ impressive undefeated home record. I’m proud of the players as they’ve all shown great commitment and dedication coming through the junior ranks here at Builth.”
Builth Wells celebrate their title triumph


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