RHYL and District Rugby Club’s promotion bid was ended by the coronavirus pandemic, but there is plenty of optimism for the future after an outstanding campaign.

The Dragons’ were top of Specsavers National League Division Two North before the Welsh Rugby Union cancelled the domestic season early due to the increasing risk of Covid-19, and they were set for a thrilling end to the season with title rivals Wrexham.

Jimmy Waring’s men ended the campaign in second spot and just two points behind Wrexham with six games remaining. They led the way for the majority of the campaign thanks to an outstanding unbeaten start.

The club made the most of their new facility at Tynewydd Fields, which has risen quickly into one of the area’s finest rugby grounds and a valuable community asset.

They won six and lost two of their league contests during the season and fared even better on their travels, securing a 100 per cent record from their six games.

There were a host of outstanding individual contributions from a talented squad, with winger Reeve Wright showcasing his game-changing ability on a series of occasions to enhance his growing reputation.

Another that can be enormously proud of his contribution is James Fisher-Jones, who was at his consistent best, and Richie Williams led by example and came up with the goods when it mattered most for the Dragons Although their plans of progress have been derailed for the time being, there is a lot to like about the direction in which the club is going at the present time.

Their second unit and youth sides showed tremendous growth during the season and picked up some notable scalps along the way, with the introduction of a new women’s side also getting a huge response from aspiring players in the region.

A bold bid to reach Division One North is expected once again next season, whenever that gets underway. This is a strong group of players who are developing all the time.

This season will do them the world of good after years of relative uncertainty on and off the pitch, The club now has a home to call their own, a strong foundation and a very talented first team squad.

There is a real community feel around the club, which is a testament to the hard work of officials, volunteers and playing staff who made this possible.