Champions Bury St Edmunds have ended a season like no other, accomplishing the rare sporting feat of winning every single one of their fixtures.
The 26-match sequence was finally secured last Saturday as Gavin Hogg’s charges capped off an unbelievable campaign with a 66-0 success at already-relegated Rochford Hundred, the side the run began with back in September.
Since then Bury have brushed all before them aside to amass an impressive 126-point total which included 1,369 points scored compared to only 206 conceded.
That left them second in the nationally-ranked RFU Raptor League form guide, missing out on top spot to Wington of Cumbria by just a single point.
“I’ve had promotions before but to go 26 games unbeaten is absolutely one of the greatest achievements I’ve been involved in,” revealed Hogg.
The only dampener on Bury’s achievement is the news that influential Kenny Eggars will miss out on a shot of the National League after his international visa ran out.
For Eggars ,the news comes as a bitter blow following a glittering campaign that has seen him score an incredible 36 tries, the second highest in the country.
“To win all 26 games is a good achievement,” said Eggars. “The boys stuck all the way through and we really can’t complain with much of the season.
“It’s very disappointing because one of my aims was to play in the National League with Bury. It is now about celebrating this achievement and just enjoying the moment.”