A FINE half-century made it a superb weekend from the perspective of Ruthin 2nds.

On a wind swept day at Cae Ddol, Pedr Jones' troops welcomed Pwllheli, with Ruthin 2nds looking to maintain their 100 per cent winning league record.

Having identified some tough games in the next fortnight, Ruthin opted to rotate the squad and provide some valuable game time to the youth team and fringe players.

This meant a weekend off for regular skipper Joe Mault, although the consensus post game was that he had probably contributed more from the sidelines than he usually does on the pitch!

Ruthin started with a bang, led by their trio of Parrys, each of whom was trying to outdo the other in their personal battle.

Tudur Parry put in some solid early running which led to an opening try for Bryn Edwards, converted by Steffan Parry.

Ruthin continued to be ruthless for the first 20 minutes, with the Tudur Parry show in full flow.

He scored an outstanding individual effort in the corner, before offloading for wing Jake Lloyd to dive over and make it 17-0.

The Blues' bonus point try soon followed with the score of the day.

Huw Parry broke down the wing and looked to be clear before he was caught from behind by the Pwllheli prop.

He managed to offload to his brother Steff Parry, who scored under the posts and he couldn’t miss the conversion to make it 24-3.

Ruthin managed two more scores before the break, firstly through Ynyr Roberts, who had another classy performance, and then captain Huw Parry finishing off a backs move.

Half time came with the score at 38-3 and one try apiece for the Parry boys.

To their credit, Pwllheli came out fighting in the second half and scored first and a touchline conversion turned it into a seven-pointer.

Ruthin were struggling to hit the heights of the first half and some wayward kicking from Steff Parry in the gusty wind didn't help matters.

Down to the last match ball after losing the other three into the nearby duck pond, Ruthin realised they needed to keep the ball in hand.

Some better phase play for the final 10 minutes saw a further two tries for fans favourite and ‘man mountain’ John Mawr.

Tudur Parry was the man of the match and the win sets Ruthin up nicely for a derby trip to Mold 2nds this Saturday.