TALENTED Vale of Clwyd rugby players have made their mark while on tour in South Wales.

Ruthin under-12s headed south for a tour to Cardigan and it proved to be a victorious venture for the young Blues.

It's fair to say a rugby tour match against West Wales opposition would be a daunting prospect for most sides, but that wasn't the case for this Ruthin outfit.

They received a warm welcome from hosts Aberteifi and Ruthin put on an excellent display on the day to record a 56-20 success.

It turned out to be the perfect day for rugby and the Blues' forwards immediately got down to business.

They went toe-to-toe with Aberteifi's huge front row and the Ruthin pack showed what teamwork and technique could produce.

Driven backwards during several scrums, the home side knew they were in for a long morning.

Not to be outdone, the handling of the backs was a joy to watch, with plenty of selfless passing to break through the Aberteifi back line.

Moments that will stick in the memory for the visitors include Malan's surging run and link-up play to initiate a great team try, as well as Olly's gallop down the wing, Huw's sprint along the touchline to score in the corner and some solid tackles from several of the players that managed to stop Aberteifi in their tracks.

Meanwhile, a number of Ruthin players pulled on an Aberteifi shirt to make up the numbers and ensure it was a competitive contest.

They were Luke, Jamie and Owen Jones.

A club spokesperson said: "Success on the pitch owes so much to what goes on off it.

"The tour showed what a great set-up we have in Ruthin U12s.

"The support that the players and coaches received from the parents goes beyond expectations."