Newtown and COBRA were united in celebration following success in the regional rugby finals last weekend.

While Newtown lifted the North Wales Intermediate Plate with victory over Bangor in Wrexham their youth team joined COBRA in the North Wales finals hosted by Bangor RFC.

Newtown slipped to a 46-7 defeat to Bethesda in the final of the bowl but Meifod based COBRA were not to be denied silverware and overcame Dinbych 30-28 in a thrilling plate final.

Newtown RFC chairman Mark Lloyd said: “Sunday was a notable day in our club’s progress with both senior and youth teams in their respective cup finals.

“While our youth side came second to a much more experienced Bethesda side their performance bodes well for the future of the club.”

Meanwhile COBRA captain Hywel Jones was delighted with the ongoing development of the Meifod based club’s youth structure.

Jones said: “As captain of the first team there is nothing more satisfying than seeing talented youngsters coming through the ranks at the club.

“The club run a thriving junior section and the hard work of everyone is starting to pay off. “

Jones heaped praise on the youth team coaching set-up and pointed to a successful future as the conveyor belt of talent continued to develop the stars of the tomorrow.

“Congratulations to the youth team on their cup success and to their coaches Steve Horne and Darren Mayor.

“The future of the club seems extremely bright.”