RGC 36 Aberavon 30
14th December 2019
RGC picked up a bonus point win in the final home game of the year.
They were rampant in the first half running in 4 tries, with some great attacking breaks and well worked scores.
Billy McBryde opened the scoring with a try under the posts, with the fly-half adding the conversion.
Aberavon got some points on the board with a James Garland penalty.
Jordon Scott and Harri Evans were making some good carries, making in roads with ball in hand. The away side started to put some pressure on the RGC line, and had a good spell in the RGC 22m line.
Credit to RGC who defended well, and managed to soak up the attacks and then hit Aberavon with a sucker punch.
The Gogs kept the ball well, and a composed number of phases gave Dion Jones the chance to break the line before setting up Harri Evans for the try.
They grabbed try number 3, after a trademark Tom Hughes drop of shoulder and dummy created some space and the centre offloaded to Efan Jones to run in. McBryde was successful with the nudge.
It was a whirlwind 15 minutes for RGC, and they claimed the bonus point try after another great break from Dion Jones, who unselfishly passed to Harri Evans to cross the line.
Aberavon made sure they were still in the game when Garyn Payne went over for a try in the corner, but Garland missed the conversion.
The opening of the 2nd half began with a McBryde penalty.
Credit to the Wizards who opened up and played some good rugby, especially down the left wing.
Scrum-half David Pritchard was pulling the strings and causing the Gogs some problems.
Ashton Evans and Joe Gage scored a couple of tries, but the boot of Garland miss fired for the extras.
With the lead reduced to 6 points, RGC needed a score to give them some daylight and the worked the ball to the line before Sam Williams got the try. McBryde hit the conversion.
Sam Williams was given a yellow card with 6 minutes left on the clock, but even with the last play try and conversion from the away side couldn’t spoil the festive feel for the RGC fans.