A PRESTATYN rugby sensation achieved another significant milestone as he continues to make his presence felt on the English domestic scene.

Sean Lonsdale notched his first ever English Premiership try for Exeter Chiefs in their hard-fought 14-9 home victory over Bristol Bears at Sandy Park, which was their tenth success in 12 league contests so far this term and saw them move four points clear at the Gallagher Premiership Rugby summit.

The 21-year-old attended Prestatyn Hugh School before moving to Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, where he later became a part of the school’s Rugby Academy that is run in partnership with Principality Premiership side RGC 1404 and the Welsh Rugby Union.

He then made the move from the Welsh domestic set-up to the Chiefs, and has made a considerable impact for their senior side this year after a successful loan spell at Cornish Pirates.

Lonsdale crossed the white wash for the hosts’ second try of the contest after a considerable spell of phases, which went a long way to securing another notable triumph for the title challengers.

Allen Boyd, director of sport at Rydal Penrhos, said: “It is fantastic to see so many of our Rugby Academy graduates shining not only for RGC, but also some other prestigious and high-profile clubs across the country.

“Sean’s development to an English Premiership player is a tremendous achievement, and given his age there is plenty of scope to develop further and enhance his growing reputation as one of the brightest young prospects anywhere in the country.”