BEN Duggan has stepped down as Builth Wells Rugby Club coach following three decades with the Bulls.

The Bulls stalwart coached the club to a top five finish in Admiral Division One West Central last season and bows out on a high.

He said: "It has been a privilege to coach the bulls for the last seven years.

"I felt it was the right time to step a side having achieved what we d set out to do in winning a league and getting back to the top half of division one.

"I feel I can leave a strong and experienced squad in a good place.

"We have had some great occasion’s, with the cup victory against Brecon ,the title deciding games against Morriston and getting to the cup semi final this year against Llanelli and being just one game away from the Principality Stadium."

Duggan highlighted the support of players, coaches and committee members as well as the Gro faithful.

He said: "Over the years I have been fortunate to work with many great players, coaches, committee members and our loyal supporters.

"I’m sure the club will continue to grow from strength to strength with the successful junior section thriving,and I look forward to seeing the first team pushing on this year.”

Lyndon Jones will continue as manager and Hughie Lloyd stays as backs coach , with the club yet to confirm new forward and head coaches.