Old Halesonians Rugby Club have won promotion back to the Midland Premier and will face either Stourbridge or Sixways on level terms for the first time in their history.

A club spokesperson said: "On the busiest day we have ever had at Wassell Grove, Old Halesonians rugby men’s first team beat Ludlow 34 – 17 to win the league and get promoted.

"This is a fantastic achievement for a local rugby which has come from commitment of all players, coaches, official and back-office staff and our dedicated followers who came in their 100s.

"With grass roots rugby under scrutiny, we cannot emphasise enough how much this means to the club and the surrounding community.

"The lads can now enjoy the last game of the season away at Malvern and look forward to regrouping next year in a higher league and hold their own."