IT'S now three Welsh Premiership Cup wins on the bounce for RGC, who did things the hard way against Ebbw Vale.

The North Walians had to play for more than an hour with only 14 men, but they still came through the Eugene Park test with a brilliant 22-21 victory.

Captain Tom Hughes was red-carded after a quarter-of-an-hour for a dangerous tackle, but Zac Clow's late try in the corner sealed a memorable win.

Head coach Ceri Jones heaped huge praise on his players after they put in a massive shift to win at Eugene Park for the first time.

"We kept ourselves in the game, and that was the difference," said Jones.

"We are a team that creates chances, so we had to make sure we were in a position to win the game right to the end.

"We are a team that can deal with adversity now, and with the red card, we adapted well.

"It also showed how the boys respect Tom Hughes as captain, as they made sure they dug in and put a huge effort in after he left the field.

"Effort wise we have to talk about the pack, we went to a seven-man scrum and still shifted the Ebbw Vale pack.

"I could list all the players and the performances tonight but Billy McQueeney showed what we are all about.

"He has now played two games away and we have picked up two wins, and this is a player from North Wales who has come in in the past few weeks to train with us fully.

"Winning games is never easy, and this one definitely wasn't but the fact we dug in and showed that composure in the final minutes is something we can all be pleased about as a group."

The game's pivotal moment arrived late on.

RGC seized the opportunity to shift the ball wide and winger Zac Clow delivered with strong hand-off to score in the corner to clinch a superb win.

A fourth win on the bounce is RGC's target as they host Pontypridd on Saturday.