LYMM Rugby Club's first XV are now confirmed as champions.

Blackburn did not score enough points in their final league game of the season at Manchester today to sneak above the Warrington side into top spot.

Adam Fletcher's men completed their RFU Regional One North West campaign last week with an 81-5 drubbing of Northwich, meaning their Lancashire rivals had to win by more than 94 points today to snatch the title.

Blackburn's 50-28 win saw them fall well short.

This all means that Lymm are promoted to National League Two North and will be playing at their highest ever level of rugby next season.

That competition, currently led by Sedgley Park, and features some iconic names of the sport in clubs like Fylde, Preston Grasshoppers, Rotherham Titans, Hull Ionians and Otley.

Lymm are expected to remain amateur in a league featuring part-time and full-time professional players.

It has been a wonderful season for the first XV at Crouchley Lane.

Much has been said about the entertaining rugby they have been delivering and this has attracted growing levels of support.

Based on having scored 1089 points and conceded 373 in their 22 league games, the average match result for Lymm this season is 50-17.

They have scored over 80 points in a match on five occasions, and kept opponents to 10 points or less six times.

Their biggest win was 118-3 at home to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Lymm lost only three of their 22 league matches, with only one of those coming in 2023.

Beating title rivals Blackburn 38-21 at home on January 7 provided the playing group with a huge amount of belief.

In the successive three matches they went on to score 87, 79 and 95 points as they took a grip of the top spot and never let go.

It is a league campaign that will long live in the memory for all involved at the club.

The season is not over yet, though.

Lymm are preparing to set out on the road to Twickenham.

They have three group fixtures in April in which to reach the semi-finals of the Papa Johns Community Cup, for which the final is played at the home of English Rugby Union on Sunday, April 30.

Lymm's fixtures are Bromsgrove away on Saturday, April 1; Blackburn at home on Saturday, April 8; Heath away on Saturday, April 15 - with all games kicking off at 3pm.

The competition's semi-finals then take place on Saturday, April 22, kick-offs 3pm.