RAMPANT Ruthin could not have wished for a better start to their home campaign.

The first match of the WRU League Division One (North) season at Cae Ddol saw the Blues welcoming local rivals Mold.

Ruthin got off to a terrific start and after an interception in midfield, centre Gethin Hughes was able to run the full length of the pitch to score his 93rd try for the club.

Full back Dyfan Humphreys successfully added the extras.

For the majority of the rest of the first half, the game was a tussle between two fairly evenly matched sides, with neither team being able to penetrate solid defences.

Mold had an opportunity with a penalty goal attempt to narrow the gap, but the ball went wide.

Towards half-time, the Blues began to mount more effective attacks and eventually, they fought their way through the Mold defence.

This move released winger Josh Wilson to go over the whitewash.

The whistle blew for half-time with Ruthin leading by a 12-0 margin.

The Blues came out with some urgency after the break and within minutes, Dyfan Humphreys was over the try line and his successful conversion turned it into a seven-pointer.

Playing with more confidence, the home side were putting some good phase play together and some 10 minutes into the second half, Bryn Sheppard got their bonus point try.

Two more tries were to follow, with Humphreys and Josh Wilson both getting their second scores and Humphreys converted.

Mold never gave up, but they couldn’t get past a solid Blues' defence.

Eventually, they did gain their reward in the 80th minute with a try from Danny Williams, which was converted by Morgan Johnson.

The final score was 38-7 to Ruthin and this completed a good day all round for the club.

Ruthin Youth won 51-0 against Rhyl and Ruthin 2nds claimed a thumping 116-10 success at Flint.