Intense Gogs get back to their winning ways
RGC remain in second place in the Premiership West conference after sealing a 26-13 win at home over Carmarthen Quins.
After last week’s disappointing 16-16 draw at 14-man Swansea, RGC needed to get back on track and did so with a hard fought win over Quns at Parc Eirias.
Winger Harri Evans, returning to RGC this season after shaking off a serious back injury, was delighted to get his first try of the season, but also pointed out the defence work from the team in the win against Quins.
“Of course it was good to get the try, and to be fair it was a pretty easy one after Dion ( Jones) passed it to me on the line,” the former Llandudno player told the club’s official website.
“To nil them in the second half was also a big positive and we have worked hard in training this week.
“The intensity was ramped up Monday and Tuesday, and it helped us in the game.
“The pushed us back onto the line a few times but credit to all the boys as we made sure they didn’t get over.
“We want to create a tough atmosphere at home, and Mark Jones has spoken about it being a fortress.
“We want the visiting teams to look at the fixtures knowing it will be a difficult place to come to week in week out.”
The three RGC tries were the highlight of a game that didn’t really spark into life, but was once again defined by the Gogs’defensive work.
RGC picked up their first try after Andrew Williams picked up the ball from the scrum and charged downfield before Alex Schwarz set up Rhys Williams to go over in the corner.
The pace picked up and with that RGC scored another superb score. Evans collected the ball and made a side-step that left the Carmarthen Quins tacklers bemused and darted over the half way line before Rhys Williams opened up the defence and Loots finished the try off.
It was more of the same when the second half started, and probably the loudest cheer of the day came when Evans got his first try of the season. Loots and Schwarz made a huge break before the ball was shifted wide for the centre to go over.
Dion Jones added the conversion and a penalty for a successful afternoon with the boot.
RGC will now turn their attention to next Saturday’s home clash with Bridgend (2.30pm)