NICK Howells has returned to Builth Wells as director of rugby ahead of the new Swalec Division Two West Central season.

Howells will spearhead a strong coaching team with first team manager John Jones and coach Ben Duggan joined by attacking coach Rob Lloyd.

Paul Muff will manage the second team with Richard Lawrence as coach while Lynsey Jones manages the youth team with coach Chris Offa supported by assistant Lyndon Jones.

Open training sessions will begin at 6.30pm at the Groe on Tuesday, July 10 ahead of a pre-season players’ meeting on July 20.

The Bulls’ pre-season opens with a trip to Aberystwyth on August 18 and the visit of Ludlow on Thursday, August 23.

As ever the South Powys club will also be nurturing its junior section while also developing its women’s and girls side next season.