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Wales On Sunday - - RUGBY -

AN EFAN JONES hat-trick helped RGC1404 to a bonus point vic­tory over Bedwas in Col­wyn Bay.

Three tries from Jones and one apiece from Tom Hughes and Dan Owen plus 13 points from the boot of Billy McBryde was enough for Mark Jones’ side to get over the line.

The vis­i­tors scored two tries of their own cour­tesy of Jor­dan Reed and Craig Hudd.

Bedwas got off to a flyer when Reed in­ter­cepted a loose pass from McBryde to run in un­op­posed for the open­ing try.

But the home side hit straight back with hooker Evan Yard­ley run­ning straight through an un­guarded ruck be­fore of­fload­ing to Jones who touched down be­tween the posts.

The Gogs be­gan to get the up­per hand phys­i­cally with Bedwas strug­gling to cope with their su­pe­ri­or­ity in the set pieces. And their sec­ond try came as a re­sult of their scrum when the ball was spun wide to Hughes who ran straight through the Bedwas de­fence to score.

Hughes’ score saw the hosts turn around with a 14-7 at the in­ter- val. RGC took con­trol in the early stages of the sec­ond half with McBryde ex­tend­ing their lead with a straight­for­ward penalty from in front of the posts.

Jones claimed the Gogs’ third try with a stun­ning in­di­vid­ual ef­fort which saw him beat three men be­fore touch­ing down. Jones com­pleted his hat-trick with a bril­liant fin­ish at the cor­ner af­ter some neat han­dling by his in­side backs.

RGC were then re­duced to 14 men when Llan Row­land was sent to the sin bin for killing the ball on the floor. Craig Hudd made Bedwas’ nu­mer­i­cal ad­van­tage tell when he crashed over from short range.

But the Gogs had the last laugh when Dan Owen se­cured the bonus point as he raced in un­op­posed from 20 me­tres out. RGC1404: Tries: E Jones (3), T Hughes, D Owen; Cons: B McBryde (5) Pen: B McBryde BEDWAS: Tries: J Reed, C Hudd; Con: J Chilcott

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