Kenya's Lameck Dunde helped his Italy based side Cus Milano to second tier league promotion with a game to spare on Sunday as they beat Rugby Bergamo 50-8.
The former Impala Saracens back played the match on Sunday evening scoring one of the tries in the Rugby Bergamo romp, his 16th in 17 games.
Milano, who play against seventh placed Rugby Lecco on Sunday May 13, have not lost any of their last 15 encounters as Dunde says they will be looking to maintain that impressive run.
"It feels really great but it doesn't stop at the promotion because our aim is still to win the league after the 15 games unbeaten run we currently have. I look up to the challenge if I will still be here next season since I am graduating by December and therefore my study visa will expire. But that is an issue we will sort when the time comes."
Dunde talked up the current season saying;
"I think it's been the best season the team has had in a long time," he added.
Serie A is the name of the second tier of the Italian Rugby Union championship. Until the creation of the Super 10 in a 2002 restructuring exercise, it was the name of the top tier.
It is divided into 4 pools of 6 teams who play each other home and away. At the completion of this phase of competition, the top 2 teams from each league play off in semi-finals and a final to determine the champions who are then promoted to the Eccellenza competition for the following season.
The National Championship of Excellence is the main competition for rugby union clubs in Italy. The competition runs from September to May. After a home-and-away season, the top four teams play a knock-out competition to decide the championship. The winners are awarded the Albo d'Oro trophy.