WHAT a weekend it turned out to be for RGC!

They claimed a thumping 42-3 success in their home Premiership meeting with Pontypridd.

High Tempo, accurate passing and great running lines summed up the opening 40 minutes at Stadiwm CSM.

Joseph Scrivens opened the scoring with a penalty, before the attacking onslaught gave RGC the four bonus point tries in 16 minutes.

Sam Williams claimed the first after the Gogs were camped on the Ponty line before he crashed over. Dion Jones hit the extras.

Efan Jones was conducting play and his backline was moving the ball from left to right creating space, resulting in Rhys Tudor taking advantage to touch down in the corner. Again Dion Jones was on target with the conversion.

Afon Bagshaw was the next to score when Dion Jones and Danny Cross combined to set up the captain to dart in.

Yet again, Jones was successful with the conversion.

If that try was good, the bonus point score was liquid rugby when Dion Jones and Harri Evans moved the ball well before Sam Earl Jones' break set up Rhys Tudor.

Dion Jones was again on point with the conversion.

As expected, Pontypridd offered more in attack in the second half and RGC had to defend in numbers to keep them out, and they did that time and time again.

Pontypridd were reduced to 14 men when Sam Earl Jones kicked ahead but was illegally tackled by Tom Harper.

RGC took advantage of the extra man and Earl-Jones grabbed try number five before the boot of Dion Jones nailed the extras.

As much as Efan Jones and Danny Cross excelled with ball in hand, they both worked hard when the visitors made a break, but Jones made a superb covering tackle before Cross won the turnover.

Ponty had a good spell with the ball and tested the RGC defence, but no matter what they did, RGC pushed them back.

RGC looked to work another score down the wing but replacement Niko Matawalu was given the yellow card.

The Gogs were looking strong in the scrum and the visitors were losing both the arm wrestle and their discipline with the game being interrupted with skirmishes.

Both sides were down to 14 men when Rhys Tudor and Logan McIntosh were sent to the sin bin.

As the clock ticked down and the sleet fell, RGC turned the screw and Delwyn Jones collected a kick to touch down for try number six.

Sam Rogers added the two points to complete the scoring.

Head coach Ceri Jones told the RGC website: “We knew last week that it was an uncharacteristic performance, with the errors we made.

"I thought today we showed what we were capable of with the accuracy, pressure and pushing Pontypridd back.

"In the second half, they put us under huge pressure, with that 20 phases and we defended well to keep them out.

"Our attitude to keep them to a three-point score shows our attitude to defend.

"We are in healthy position squad wise with the players competing for starting places – especially with the semi-final next.

"To be successful you need more than 15 players and for us having the players competing for us is good."