I'LL start off by saying 'well done' to London Irish, whose 57-12 demolition of lowly Hartpury has put Declan Kidney's men on the verge of promotion back to the Gallagher Premiership.

Victory at rivals Richmond tomorrow (Good Friday, 3pm), will seal the Greene King IPA Championship and a return to the top echelons of English rugby.

It's not always been smooth sailing for Declan Kidney's men – they were beaten by both Jersey Reds and Yorkshire Carnegie on their travels – but 18 wins from 20 outings is still a healthy return and they'll hope to seal the deal.

If they did surprisingly slip-up, it would make their last game at home to second-placed Ealing Trailfinders a real nerve-jangler, but hopefully it will just be a party.

Meanwhile, our great success story of the season, National Two South champions Rams, completed a perfect home season at the Old Bath Road ground with a 38-24 success against Birmingham & Solihull – making it 15 wins from 15 games on their own patch.

Head coach Seb Reynolds gave a first-team debut to Kieran Leicester, who remarkably has been at the club since the age of three, while Ben Henderson – who will surely be picked as the best hooker in the league following a wonderful campaign – was again man-of-the-match.

There were two tries from Jak Rossiter along with further efforts from fellow wing Andrew Denham, skipper Tom Vooght, James Page and prop Jack Steadman, who got the first.

Rams round off the season with a trip to second-placed Canterbury, who are guaranteed to compete in the play-off match for promotion, sitting as they do six points clear of Tonbridge Juddians and Henley Hawks.

As for my boys, Reading, it was a wonderful end to the season as we avenged the opening day 41-10 humiliation Marlow inflicted on us at Holme Park.

We went to their place and righted the wrongs with tries from Luke Burns and George Dear following a penalty from man-of-the-match Alex Dorliac to give us the win.

It meant an eight-placed finish and hopefully we can progress next year.

Lastly, seventh-placed Reading Abbey picked up five points after cellar-dwellers Littlemore conceded their game before beating their opponents 76-0 in a friendly.