RAMS RFC ensured they will end their National Two South title-winning season with a perfect home record after defeating Birmingham & Solihull 38-24 at Old Bath Road on Saturday.

It was a 15th straight home win for Seb Reynolds' men – who gave a debut in the centre to Kieran Leicester – and was based a dominant first-half performance, which began as early as the fifth minute when prop Jack Steadman collected the ball off the back of a maul and brushed aside a couple of would-be defenders to crash over.

Some slick handling from Miles Lloyd, James Baker and skipper Tom Vooght then allowed wing Jak Rossiter to go the length of the field for another lung-busting score, similar to his efforts two weeks previously against Redruth.

Birmingham hit back with a penalty try, and things got worse for the hosts when Joe Duffelen was sin-binned for a deliberate knock-on.

However, they regrouped, and after an impressive rumble from the forwards, Lloyd slipped the ball to wing Andrew Denham to go over in the corner.

The try bonus-point was wrapped up shortly before the break when hooker Ben Henderson darted through and off-loaded to Vooght for the score. With Andrew Humberstone landing three of the four conversions, Rams led 26-7 at the break.

They moved further in front when James Page broke clear to cross under the posts early in the second half, although from this point there was a momentum shift as Zane Raimondi, Corey Venus and Dan Kelly all went over for the visitors to cut the gap to 33-24 going into the final 10 minutes.

Once again, though, Rams settled and put the game to bed courtesy of Rossiter's second score.

Reynolds admitted to mixed emotions after the game, stating: "Considering we’ve been working towards the goal all season which was achieved last week, there was bound to be a drop off in intensity, but I think the lads were excellent.

"We talked about wanting to put on a performance in front of the home crowd, and I think we did that in the first half, despite slowing down slightly after the break, but in fairness to Birmingham they fought back hard and made life very difficult for us”

With the victory secured, Rams fans were treated to the sight of Berkshire RFU's Jon Dance handing over the trophy to Vooght.

Rams end their campaign at runners-up Canterbury on Saturday.