IT was a case of third time lucky for RGC.

Following defeats at Merthyr and Ebbw Vale to open the campaign, RGC have finally sampled victory in the Premiership thanks to a 41-22 outcome at Llanelli.

Head coach Ceri Jones was pleased to see his side finally notch that elusive first victory.

He told the RGC website: “I thought we built the score first half and took the opportunities when they were available to us, and importantly held Llanelli defensively.

"The fact we had the points enabled us to open in the second half and we were able to express ourselves with ball in hand, and the boys clearly enjoyed that.

"We have been frustrated with ourselves the past couple of games, and today we showed what we are about.

"It’s Cardiff next and our first home game of the season, so this week we just need to focus on what we need to do and make sure we build on what we have done today.”

Dafydd Williams gave the North Walians the ideal start with a try in the first minute, which was converted by Sam Rogers.

Llanelli hit back with a try from Ben Williams, while Rogers' penalty kept the scoreboard ticking over for RGC and driving mauls resulted in the next two tries from the visitors.

Sam Williams and Pedr Jones crossed the whitewash to give RGC a healthy cushion.

RGC were 20-5 to the good at the interval, although Llanelli grabbed the next try through Ben Williams, which was converted.

That was to be the home side's final bright spot as RGC made sure of victory with further tries from Efan Jones, Sam Earl-Jones and Jordan Liney.

Bonus point wins have kept Nant Conwy and Ruthin clear at the top of Division One North.

Ruthin defeated Bala 25-10 and Nant eased to a 41-3 victory versus COBRA.

Caernarfon thrashed Dolgellau 64-0 and there was also a comfortable home win for Pwllheli, who defeated Bethesda 47-7.

In Division Two North, matches for Wrexham, Mold and Shotton Steel - against Rhyl & District, Welshpool and Newtown - were all postponed.

Colwyn Bay defeated Bangor 27-7 and Nant Conwy seconds saw off Abergele 26-15.

Weakened Bro Gwernant suffered a 75-6 home loss to Mold seconds in Division Three North East, while derby delight went to Wrexham seconds via a 32-22 outcome at home to Rhosllanerchrugog.

Flint impressed in their 39-27 success over Bala seconds and Ruthin seconds got the better of COBRA seconds 24-3.

Division 3 North West: Bethesda 2nds 8 Porthmadog 17; Bro Ffestiniog 41 Caernarfon 2nds 12; Llandudno 2nds 38 Holyhead 14; Pwllheli 2nds 5 Menai Bridge 10.