Bedwas 17 RGC 45
Saturday 30th March 2019
Head Coach Mark Jones was happy in how his side played the spring conditions “I thought we played well and was pleased with our set piece against a team that is strong in that front. Form wise in the last 5 games they are 2nd behind Cardiff.
"We executed our plays well putting in the RGC imprint which was pleasing – scoring tries from a range of areas with the maul and good ball movement. As a group we have been looking at our attacking aspects, and today we showed our ability to score both from the pack and the backs”
“Next week it is another test on our travels against a Llanelli side that have good players, even if their league position doesn’t show at the moment. That is our next focus before we are back at Eirias on for the Aberavon games."
"I would also like to thank the supporters who came down today and backed us from the kick-off, it was nice to get them the result today.”
With the sun out and a dry track RGC hit the ground running with a try in the opening minutes. The combination of Sam and Dion Jones set up a score from scrum-half Efan Jones to touch down under the posts. Billy McBryde nudged the conversion over.
The home side sprang into action and had some good possession and reduced the score with a penalty from Scrivens.
Dion Jones cleared with the boot a couple of times, with RGC’s defensive exit working well.
Some fast hands from RGC created chances out wide, and Sam Jones was testing the defence with his pace.
Try number 2 came from the forwards, and the maul rumbled over the line with Evan Yardley getting the score. McBryde again was on form with the extras.
RGC were playing with confidence and that was seen with the next try. Iolo Evans broke the line to create a gap before a sublime pass from the back of his hand popped to winger Sam Jones to race down the line to touchdown. Another conversion from McBryde extended the lead.
The visitors created some more chances as the halfway ticked on, before Harri Evans skipped through the tackles to run in under the post for the bonus point try. It was a simple kick for McBryde.
Bedwas did get back in the game with tries before and after halftime with Richards and Crane grabbing them. Scrivens hit both conversions to bring them within 11 points.
It was an open game with both sided creating some space with the ball in hand, but it was RGC who took advantage after they worked the ball to Sam Jones to claim his 2nd try of the day.
RGC settled back into the 1st half form, and were looking comfortable with ball in hand and also around the set piece. The scrum and line-out were giving RGC a good platform to build the play.
Danny Cross got onto the scoresheet with a try, again after some good phase play from RGC in the Bedwas half.
The final score was again down to the pack, as they powered to the line before the referee gave the penalty try