Tarka Storm finished their first ever season with a piece of silverware, winning the South West Plate final.
Inia Dibi’s hat-trick helped the North Devon side beat Teignbridge Trojans 28-24 in Saturday’s final at Launceston to get their hands on the plate.
Storm took the lead through Dibi, but it didn’t take long for Trojans to get on the scoreboard, going ahead with the converted try.
It was a stop-start game, with players from both sides going in the sin bin. Trojans received a further two yellow cards in the second half for back-chatting to officials.
Tries from Matt Wallin, Andy Kay and Abe Osborne added to Dibi’s hat-trick to seal the four-point win. James Irving converted two of the six tries.
The result also means Storm finish the South West Premier season second overall.
Tarka Storm chairman and coach Neil Edwards said: “It was quite the result for a new club to the league. Tarka Storm have trained and worked hard for their position and will continue to do so with the commitment from the team, support from followers and hopefully the continued facilities use of Barnstaple RFC.
“What’s next for Tarka Storm? A few weeks off to enjoy the summer and some time with families then straight into planning for the 2019 season.”