JANUARY is a huge cup month for Ruthin.

At the end of the month, Ruthin Town FC head to Llandudno for a live televised clash in the Welsh Cup.

However, it's Ruthin Rugby Club who are in the limelight this weekend as they aim to continue their fine run in a national event.

Once more, the Blues head south in the WRU Plate and their fourth round opponents are WRU League Division One (East Central) leaders Ystrad Rhondda.

It will be a tough test for Ruthin, who will gain confidence from their victory at Croesyceiliog in the previous round.

Elsewhere, drama right at the end made it another terrific weekend for Llangollen Ladies.

In what was set to be one of the most electrifying games of the league, Llangollen and Welshpool lined up at Tower Field to do battle for second place in the Game On division.

Llangollen made a strong start, with their pack showing dominance in the scrum and lineouts, while the backs passed and ran smoothly.

The hosts gained an early try in early when number eight Kat Taylor drove over the whitewash, with inside centre Ruth Williams converting.

Welshpool responded with a vengeance, getting the ball out wide and scoring two tries in quick succession from backs Becca Humphreys and Ellie Davies, with scrum half Grace Johns kicking both conversions.

Llangollen fought back and another hard drive from the pack led to Kat Taylor launching over the line again to cut the gap to two points.

The hosts thought they had regained the lead in the second half when Stacey Taylor crossed the line, but this was disallowed.

Welshpool looked like they were going to hold on, but from the last play of the game, blindside flanker Sara Mault spotted a gap and she forced her way over the line for the match-winning try to make it 17-14.