A message from Sion
There are some intriguing gaps and battles at both the top and bottom of the Principality Premiership, but there are also some interesting clashes in the guts of the league, with teams fighting for the all-important top six positions, which are going to be crucial ground to claim ahead of next season’s reduced 12-team league.
Today we welcome Aberavon RFC to Stadiwm Zip World for a match that presents an opportunity for RGC to close the gap on teams like Aberavon RFC and Swansea RFC, who both sit ahead of RGC currently. A couple of wins and some results going the way of RGC could see the North Wales side move up a couple of positions, placing them in the top six and wrapping up a reasonably good season for the North Walian side.
The 2018/19 season has been a very challenging season for RGC; there have been a number of key injuries throughout the squad, and our depth has certainly been tested. There have been weeks when we have even struggled to pencil in a 23-man squad, but to be fair to this team, not once have we not turned up and fulfilled a fixture.
This is testament to the character of the squad and coaching staff; both committed to bringing the North Wales rugby values to life each and every day. OK, the results may not have gone the way we would have wished at times, and yes, we could have won a number of games that we dominated and had control of…but we’re still heading in the direction of that top six position, so things haven’t been all that bad this season.
The challenges have tested our resilience, which has been excellent, and the pressures applied to our resources has also meant that future North Wales talent has had to step up and take up the gauntlet. Young players from our developing Academy have put their hand up this season, and I’m confident that some of these will play an integral part in the next phase of the North Wales rugby journey…so it’s not all bad.
We should start to look at gaps as opportunities; over the years North Wales rugby has faced a number of gaps, but we have always united and worked hard to close them.
Hopefully, we will close one or two more gaps and maybe open up a few of our own today!
Thank you all for your continued support.
Enjoy the match.