RGC ended their WRU Premiership season with a disappointing 30-21 defeat to Aberavon.

After a poor first half, the North Walians gave themselves a mountain to climb.

The Wizards opened the scoring with a Dan Edwards penalty in an opening 15 minutes that failed to spark.

It soon became a 10-0 lead when Iwan Temblett crossed for the try, with the boot of Edwards on target with the conversion.

RGC looked to respond when Danny Cross took the ball from the back of the lineout to set up Jordan Jones, who went close.

The home try came in the 23rd minute via full back Afon Bagshaw, with Dion Jones converting.

RGC were giving the visitors some easy ball with errors which meant they couldn’t continue the momentum.

Aberavon extended the lead with a Dan Edwards penalty.

The scoreboard ticked over for Aberavon, with Cori Lewis Jenkins running in for a try with Edwards hitting the conversion.

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Edwards tried his luck with a penalty from his own half and it sailed over to give his side a 23-7 lead.

As half-time approached the visitors got their last points with a try and another Edwards conversion.

RGC picked up the energy in the second half and a number of the replacement made an impact.

Dafydd Williams ran in for a try on his debut after Sam Rogers set him up with a great looping pass. Rogers nudged the conversion over.

The Gogs worked to the line with a few pick and goes, and Owain Evans came up with the try and Sam Rogers managed to kick the conversion.

While it wasn’t enough in the end, the second half performance shows what RGC are capable of and what is needed for next season.

RGC head coach Ceri Jones said: “Credit to Aberavon who came off the back of a cup loss to show intent and were physical which we didn’t deal.

"We gave them the ball to easily as well, with knock-ons and kicks.

"If we are 10 per cent off in this league then you make it difficult to win, and we gave ourselves too much to do in that second half.

"Credit to the boys that came on and made an impact, Cam Davies, Ellis Evans, Owain Evans getting on the scoresheet and Dafydd Williams scoring on his debut.

"I told the players if this leaves a bitter taste in the mouth then it reminds us we need to train hard over the summer and come back harder.

"If we want to be in the mix at the top of the table then we need to deal with that physically and not be overpowered.”