Dewsbury Rams winger Dalton Grant played a pivotal role in helping Wales secure their first European Championship title in five years.
Grant scored 18 tries in 28 appearances in his first season at Dewsbury, earning a Wales call-up from national coach John Kear.
The 25-year-old didn’t disappoint as he continued his fine form by scoring a try in each of Wales three European Championship wins.
Newport-born Grant bagged a 37th minute try as Wales overcame highly fancied Scotland 18-12 in their opening game and he also scored in the 14-6 victory over France.
Wales knew victory in their final game against Ireland last Saturday would secure the title and Grant grabbed their opening try after seven minutes as they secured an impressive 30-4 victory.
Grant Tweeted a picture of him with the European Championship trophy and said: “Amazing feeling to represent my country and make history for Wales winning the European Championship.”
Departing loose forward Kieran Hyde has, meanwhile, thanked Rams fans for their support during a spell which saw him play 60 games for the club, which saw him score 11 tries and land 41 goals on his way to amassing 131 points.
Hyde has joined newly promoted Swinton and could make his Lions debut against the Rams on the opening day of the 2016 Championship season.
Hyde said: “I’d like to thank the club, the coaches and mostly the fans for always giving me and the rest of the lads their support.
I hope the club can continue to progress and I wish them all the best for the season ahead.”
“I can tell the supporters that the lads always appreciate it and I hope they’ll stick behind them in 2016.