Moseley Rugby Club has finally signed a 99-year lease on its new Billesley Common ground after two years of talks with Birmingham City Council.

The agreement is being hailed by supporters as one of the most important moves in the club's 133-year history.

Club president, former England international Jan Webster, said: "We are delighted the club now has a sound base from which to go forward."

The lease also gives Moseley licences over four more rugby pitches near the main ground at Billesley Common, allowing all the club's teams to play at one location.

The National League Two club was forced to leave its historic Reddings home of 120 years in 2000, having sold the land to Bryant Homes in a bid to ease its financial problems.