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Academy Preview 30 Aug 2019

U16s and 18s play on Sunday

Both the RGC Under 16 & 18 teams begin their Regional Age Grade Competition Campaigns this Sunday when the 16s play host to Cardiff Blues South at Parc Eirias( KO 2.30pm ), whilst the Under 18s travel to Sardis Road, Pontypridd ( KO 2.30 pm )to take on the Cardiff Blues. The 18s defeated Sale Sharks 18s a fortnight ago, part of what Head Coach Andrew Williams sees as a highly successful pre-season bloc,

'It is with great excitement that we're only a few days away from the start of the Regional Age Grade season, following ten weeks of training it's good to get going. We've been training against the senior team over the past few weeks which I believe has helped the boys development significantly. They've been required to front up as well as being challenged mentally.'

1.Steff Simm  - Ruthin
2. Aaron Williams -Llandundo
3. Harry Roberts – Colwyn Bay
4. Efan Mutembo - Bethesda 
5. Sam Godfrey – Ruthin
6. Dafydd Thirsk  - Caernarfon
7. Samuel Hughes – Pwhelli
8. Tom Parry- Newtown 
9. Declan Betteley – Wrexham
10. Rhydian Williams – Caernarfon
11. Harri Hughes – Ruthin
12. Siencyn Metcalfe – Nant Conwy
13. Thomas Devine – Caernarfon
14. Josh Eden Jones – Caernarfon
15. Dafydd Hughes  - Bethesda
16. William Barton - Welsh Exile (Chester)
17. Rhys Jones- Newtown
18. Christian Hone – Mold
19. James Owen – Bethesda
20. Cai Herdman- Newtown
21. Rhys Cernyw – Nant Conwy
22. Rhys Hamilton - Welsh Exile (Waterloo)
23. Sam Stoddard – Colwyn Bay

For nearly all of the Under 16s squad the Regional Age-Grade competition is a completely new experience, although following last weeks successful run-out at the Super Series Event in Ystrad Mynach it is one that Head Coach Gav Hodgkinson says that both players and coaches are looking forward to,

' The Regional Age Grade competition represents a massive step-up from North Wales Club and Provincial Rugby and as such we have asked a huge amount of the players throughout what has been a very busy Summer period, including a camp at RAF Valley and a warm-up match against Sale Sharks in addition to our regular training sessions. That they have all responded so positively to the questions posed says much about them both as individuals and as a squad. The Cardiff Blues South side were very impressive at the Super Series event and will I am sure present a huge challenge. Sunday's game will be an indication as to the progress that we have made.'

1.Sion Jones – Nant Conwy
2. Osian Burt – Rhyl
3. Gareth Parry – Wrexham
4. Owain Evans – Caernarfon
5. Will Taylor – COBRA
6. Tal Taylor – Nant Conwy
7. Will Lyford – COBRA
8. Huw Davies – Bethesda
9. Aled Davies – COBRA

10. Tomos Hughes – Bethesda
11. Gethin Jolly – Caernarfon
 12. Efan Edwards – Denbigh
13. Cain Jones – Nant Conwy
14. Robert Muirhead  - Llangefni
15. Gruffud Ab Ieuan – Pwllheli
16. Brychan Jones – Nant Conwy
17. Michael Nichols – Llandudno
18. Callum Morgan – Newtown
19. Elis Evans – Bethesda
20. Evan Oakley – Wrexham
21. Rhys Tudur – Ruthin
22. Cian Hanratty - Newtown
23. Evan Diss - Ruthin