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U16S Open with Win

U16S Open with Win 1 Sep 2019

2nd Half Performance Gives RGC Win

RGC Under 16 33-27 Cardiff Blues South Under 16 RGC Under 16s got their Regional Age Grade Competition Programme off to the best possible start with a 33-27 win over a highly skilful and committed Cardiff Blues South side. With the win behind them the Blues opened the scoring through their right wing and although RGC responded with a score of their own from Rob Muirhead ( Llangefni ) it was the Blues who went into the break having scored 2 further tries, one on the stroke of the half-time whistle. With the wind behind them RGC took the game to the Blues from the outset of the second half and were rewarded when following a scrappy passage play the ball popped up into the hands of Sion Jones ( Nant Conwy ) and there was no stopping the big prop from only a couple of metres out.  Almost straight from the restart the Blues stole the ball and went over in the corner to give themselves an 8 point lead at 20-12.  With the Blues defence seemingly being able to handle anything that the RGC attack could offer it looked like it would need a moment of individual magic if the home side were to score, and so it turned out as outside-half Tomas Hughes ( Bethesda) danced his way past seemingly half the Cardiff defence to touch down close to the posts and with Grufudd Ab Ieuan ( Pwllheli ) adding the extras the score was now 20-19 to the visitors. They were to take the lead for the first time when all-action number eight Huw Davies ( Bethesda) finished off a move involving a number of players, and the lead was further extended when Efan Edwards ( Denbigh ) cut a line from just inside the Cardiff half to score the home side's 5th and final score. However if any members of the enthusiastic crowd thought that that sealed the win they had to endure a nervy last couple of minutes as the Blues launched wave after wave of attack and were rewarded for their efforts when they scored with the final movement of the game to make it a final score of 33-27 to the home side. Speaking afterwards Head Coach, Gav Hodgkinson , found it hard to hide his delight at the win, ' I think I am right in saying that this is the first time in a number of years that RGC 16s have won their opening RAG fixture. For it to be against such a high quality side as the Blues South makes it all the more special. I don't want to single out any particular players for praise as this was very much a squad rather than a tram effort and is testament to all the hard work that the players have put in over the Summer. We have still got plenty to work on and are very much looking forward to our game next week against the Dragons Black team away at Ystrad Mynach.'