SWINDON College Old Boys wrapped up the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier Division title with a comfortable 69-17 win over Phoenix.

Martin Lloyd took his side to bottom-of-the table Phoenix knowing that a bonus-point win would be enough to seal the league crown.

Wingers Dan Cooper and Charlie Grabe both grabbed two tries each, as did Bobby Tilling while Florin Palcau and Tucker Blinkhorn also registered.

While it turned out to be a routine win for Lloyd’s side, it wasn’t straightforward from the get go.

“It was a great weekend. The first team went away to Phoenix and had a comfortable win without really getting into second gear,” said Lloyd “Phoenix came out quite strongly in the opening 10 minutes, but it was a really good first half performance from the players.

“It was some really good flowing rugby.

“In the first half the guys just had to grind them down but once they got past that they were almost scoring at will.

“Phoenix did score a couple of tries themselves so they were no mugs and they showed a lot of heart which is all you can ask for when you are playing a competitive game.”

Lloyd also praised the depth available to him, with many players from the club’s second team stepping up when being called upon.

“It’s a really positive time for the club, which is a great feeling,” he added “Things have gone really well this season and we know what we are going to come up against next year.

“Mark Williams and Adam Reeves have been stalwarts within the second team and have really been brilliant throughout the season.

“Any player in the first team needs the strength of players in the second team to push them.

“Good training and attitude has seen quite a few of them come up to the first team.”

Meanwhile in Dorset and Wilts One North, Nigel Hire guided Supermarine to their fourth win of the season when his troops claimed a 39-10 win at home to Swindon II.

That result leaves them 10th in the league, level on points with fellow strugglers Frome 2nd.