RGC 36


THE final home game of 2019 ended in a bonus point victory for RGC.

They were rampant in the first half of their clash with Aberavon, running in four tries, with some great attacking breaks and well worked scores.

Billy McBryde opened the scoring with a try under the posts, with the fly-half also adding the conversion.

Aberavon responded to get some points on the board with a James Garland penalty.

Jordon Scott and Harri Evans were making some good carries for RGC, making inroads with ball in hand.

However, the away side started to put some pressure on the RGC line and they had a good spell in the home 22.

Credit should go to RGC, who defended well and they managed to soak up the attacks before hitting Aberavon with a sucker punch.

The Gogs kept the ball well and a composed number of phases gave Dion Jones the chance to break the line, before setting up Harri Evans for a try.

RGC grabbed try number three.

It came after a trademark Tom Hughes drop of the shoulder and dummy created some space and the centre offloaded for Efan Jones to run in.

McBryde was successful with the conversion.

It was a whirlwind 15 minutes for RGC and they claimed their bonus point try after another great break from Dion Jones, who unselfishly passed for Harri Evans to cross the line.

Aberavon made sure they were still in the game when Garyn Payne went over for a try in the corner, but Garland missed the conversion.

The second half began with a successful McBryde penalty, but credit to the Wizards, who opened up and played some good rugby, especially down the left wing.

Scrum-half David Pritchard was pulling the strings and he caused the Gogs some problems.

Ashton Evans and Joe Gage scored a couple of tries, but the boot of Garland misfired for the extras.

With the lead reduced to six points, RGC needed a score to give them some daylight.

They worked the ball to the line before Sam Williams got the try and McBryde hit the conversion.

Sam Williams was given a yellow card with six minutes left, but even with the last play try and conversion from the away side, this couldn’t spoil the festive feel for the RGC fans.