WITH a comprehensive win over Stirling County on Saturday Biggar were crowned Tennent's National One champions.

And they recorded a remarkable back-to-back promotions to reach the Premiership.

Coaches Dougie Fleming, Dave Wilson and Craig Borthwick along with their players have even gone one better than the Biggar team in the mid-1980s who also won back-to-back promotion, as this time they have done both as champions.

Ex-Stewarts Melville President and current National One SRU representative Colin Rigby presented the league trophy following Saturday's match at Bridgehaugh.

Biggar rugby correspondent Al Stewart said: "All credit to the squad involved and of course the whole senior section at the club.

"The club now has the somewhat daunting prospect of competing at the very top level of Scottish club rugby.

"But then again, there was very much the same feeling a year ago about this season."

Biggar's last promotion to the Premiership came in 2003/04.

Al added: "Remarkably, Saturday’s squad included one survivor from that promotion winning team, namely Alan Warnock.

"It is to his very great credit that he remains as fit as the proverbial fiddle and able still to compete at this level.

"The club owes a great debt to all those who work to get the side prepared properly, so massive tributes to coaches Dave Wilson, Doug Fleming and Craig Borthwick, to physios Ali Orr and Lauren McDonald, and to all the club committee led by President John Bogle and all those others, too many to mention, who contribute so much on training nights and on match days."

Biggar still have two National League One matches remaining.