Richmond may have ended their National League One title winning season with back to back defeats, but it has not dampened director of rugby Steve Hill’s pride.

A 39-40 defeat against Plymouth Albion at the Athletic Ground on Saturday brought the curtain down on momentous season that saw Richmond finish top of the pile and 12 points ahead of their nearest rival.

Rory Lynn had the honour of kicking the final points of Richmond’s season, which came on top of a hat-trick of tries for the fly half, a penalty try and a Jack Allcock score.

Hill said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to work with this special group of players and coaches to produce one of Richmond’s most impressive seasons.

“To finish 12 points clear of an incredibly competitive league shows just how hard the squad has worked.”

He added: “We all know next season will be the toughest we have ever encountered, but for now I hope everyone can bask in the tremendous achievement of the this season.”