VIDEO: Sudbury celebrate a second successive promotion

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Departing Sudbury Rugby Club head coach Graham Richards hailed his squad after they secured back-to-back promotions with a thrilling 22-18 play-off victory over Hammersmith and Fulham.

In what was a topsy-turvy encounter throughout, the home side sealed promotion in dramatic fashion in the final 10 minutes as Harry Maile set off on a lung-busting 60-yard run, chasing down a long punt forward to outpace his opponent and touch down what proved to be the decisive score.

FITTING FAREWELL: Sudbury head coach Graham Richards is embraced by the players after guiding the club to a second straight promotion in his final game in charge

FITTING FAREWELL: Sudbury head coach Graham Richards is embraced by the players after guiding the club to a second straight promotion in his final game in charge

And having been clapped off by his celebrating players in-front of an ecstatic home crowd at Whittmoe Field, Richards, in his final game in charge before returning to Wales, took a moment to hail the achievements of his squad following second successive promotion.