Bulls make history as they clinch first title

Carl Daniels gets the ball over for the line for Banbury Bulls against Pinley
Carl Daniels gets the ball over for the line for Banbury Bulls against Pinley

Head coach James Kerr believes Banbury Bulls can improve again when they move into Midlands One rugby next season.

The long-time leaders clinched the Midlands Two West South title on Saturday at Bodicote Park and Kerr was full of praise for his players.

We’re still a young side and we can improve again, even at the next level

Head coach James Kerr

Bulls have a ten-point advantage over Earlsdon going into Saturday’s final game at Spartans after they saw off Pinley.

Kerr said: We’re still a young side and we can improve again, even at the next level.

“Our first aim will be to stay up and then look for a mid-table finish to consolidate. We will sit down and have a review when it’s all over and decide where we need to strengthen.

“There will be players wanting to join us now we’re up a division but we have to maintain our ethos of bringing players through from the Colts which has served us so well.”

Looking back on an historic campaign, Kerr said: “We can got to Spartans as champions and it would be great to reach the 100-points mark.

“The ground work has been done over the last couple of seasons and this time we’ve got our reward. The vast majority of the players have come through from the Colts.

“Our objective was to be in contention but as the season progressed we got into a strong position. The game against Earlsdon, when we won 33-0, convinced the players they were good enough to go on and win the league.”