Hampshire won the County Championship Shield Final at Twickenham yesterday, cheered on by a legion of Gosport & Fareham supporters who travelled by coach, train and car and saw the Dugan brothers play a key role in the triumph over Staffordshire writes Brian Seeney.

Captain and scrum half Wes set up brother Wayne with a vital first half try but then the winger had to leave the field with concussion and later ended up in hospital.

Wes then scored a second half try himself as Hampshire finished 33-11winners.

"It's been a brilliant day," said Hampshire team manager Simon Burns. "I think the difference between the sides today was our patience. We were under real pressure at times but we stayed calm and then we were clinical when we needed to be.

"To do the double this season (the County the Under 20s Final) is fantastic for Hampshire rugby and all the players in this County. It can now act as an incentive to future players."


Team Gos at Twickenham celebrating - Neil McRoberts (Coach), Wayne Dugan, Chris Jones (Assistant Coach), Rob Batley (Team Manager), Wes Dugan, Simon Burns (County Manager), Dave Lewis (Kit Man) and Sean Shepherd ex-Gos (now Chichester).

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