Gogs put record on the line
RGC aim to extend their unbeaten run in Principality Premiership West to nine matches when they host Neath at Stadiwm Zip World, Colwyn Bay, this Saturday (2pm).
The table-topping Gogs will welcome the bottom side to Parc Eirias, having already defeated the Welsh All-Blacks 31-18 in September.
Mark Jones’ side were in stunning form as they overcame Llanelli 48-31 at Parc-y-Scarlets.
The hosts opened the scoring when winger Ryan Conbeer went over and Lewis Williams converted.
That sparked RGC into life and scrum-half Alex Schwarz was rewarded with a try. Jacob Botica added the simple conversion.
Llanelli suffered a couple of key injuries, including Wales U20s winger Conbeer.
RGC soon took the lead with a Botica penalty.
Afon Bagshaw extended the Gogs lead with a try in the corner. Botica fizzed the ball over for the extras.
The RGC fly-half was successful with another penalty in the 27th minute. Three minutes later it was try number three for RGC, Dion Jones catching his opponent unawares to pounce, Botica boosting with the boot.
After pressure on the Llanelli line, RGC kept the ball before Tim Grey crashed over. The boot of Botica was on form with the conversion.
The home side kept the game alive when Ollie Ryland scored and Williams converted, making it 34-14.
The Gogs made a bright start to the second half when Harri Evans ran in try number five and again Botica improved.
Head coach Jones rang the changes and brought on replacements which seemed to take the edge off.
Llanelli took full advantage with Craig Thomas and Ioan Nicholas scoring tries, one converted.
The hosts had to take some risks and in the 74th minute Bagshaw broke from halfway before passing to Tom Hughes who ran in for the sixth try. Bagshaw hit the conversion.
The final score went to Llanelli’s Nathan Hart to end a hugely entertaining 80 minutes.