SWINDON St George head coach Ben Whincup said he had a fantastic weekend after his side were crowned West of England Grand Final winners.

St George, who had only lost one game in their domestic league, came up against local rivals the Oxford Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon and claimed a dominant 36-18 win.

Greig O’Brien, Tommy White, Andreas Bonnacelli, Ben Bridson and Charles Bennett all managed to cross the line, while Connor Tomley topped up the score with the boot.

Having missed out at the same stage last year, Whincup was delighted to see the club win some silverware for the first time in 10 years.

“It was the best weekend of the year, the game went well and it pretty much all went to plan,” said the Swindon chief.

“We controlled it throughout the 80 minutes.

“It was a very complete performance and it’s fantastic we pulled out that performance in that kind of game.

“We have been playing that well all season so we just kind of got on with it. We played the same way and nothing really changed.

“It was great to see the club lift a trophy. I think it has been 10 years and we have never won anything.

“So it was nice to see all the hard work that people have been putting in to the club over the years slowly get rewarded.

Whincup was pleased with the consistency in performance shown by his players, and says that trait is the main reason his team made it to the final.

“We have only lost one game all season and that is down to us being able to put out a consistent side,” added Whincup.

“Last year we reached the Grand Final and lost so I was hoping to reach this stage again, but I didn’t think it would be in the manner that we have done it.

“With the results that we put in over the season I didn’t think we would do it this convincingly to be fair.

“It showed real professionalism from the players to still play in that kind of occasion and pressure, then play so well.”