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Set for Swansea

Set for Swansea 15 Feb 2022

RGC face Swansea on Saturday (2.30 pm, Eirias) looking to keep the winning run going after the Merthyr victory.   The All Whites travel North attempting to pick up a 1st league win after only playing 2 games so far.

Dion Jones is looking forward to the challenge "Ideally, you want to play week in week out either to keep building momentum or to get back to winning ways. So for us, it is about keeping that momentum after the Merthyr win.  In a number of the games, we have lost this season it has been down to us not executing the plan, and making errors.  The Merthyr win showed If we are switched on from kick-off, and are clinical when we create chances then the result comes. It feels strange to be playing a team that we have not yet faced this season already, and historically Swansea has been a tough one both home and away.

Head Coach Ceri Jones expects another tough test upfront "They will bring a threat in the pack, so we need to front up.  Like many teams in the league, the set-piece becomes key, plus the maul which we need to match. This is the start of 3 key games for us, a game that we need to do well in if we want to be in the mix at the end of the season"

The last time both sides played was back in March 2020, when a last gasp Oscar Lennon try claimed a 25-24 win at St Helens.  

The last game at Eirias was an RGC win, 21-3 on 16th November 2019 - tries from Rhys Tudor and Billy McBryde.



The challenge for us is to back up the last win and add some consistency, and if we can do that in the remaining games then it will make an exciting few months for both players and coaches