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RGC 1404
Glynneath RFC
C Davies, I Parry, C ap Myrddin, T Grey, D Cross (2), T Hughes (Dolgellau) (2), M Francis, T Loots
C Davies (6), D Cross
Sat 24 Oct 14:30 - WRU SWALEC Leagues - League Swalec Championship Full time

RGC v Glynneath

Match report submitted by Gary Williams @ovalzone from RGC sources

Following match report kindly supplied by RGC.

The original selection had a couple of last minute changes. Rhun Williams replaced James Lang at stand off and so Danny Cross was placed in the vacated full back role originally filled by Rhun Williams.

Cameron James Davies was elected place kicker and what an excellent job he did.

If ever there was a game of two halves this was it. Leading 52-5 at half-time RGC looked at the start of the second half to rack up perhaps their highest ever points score since entering the Swalec Leagues but a poor second half performance meant it was a case of what might have been.

The game began with Glynneath failing to kick the ball the required 10 metres and from the resulting scrum Cameron James Davies galloped half the length of the field to score the try and add the conversion and shortly afterwards a great counterattacking move involving the RGC backs led to right wing Ianto Parri crossing in the corner. The 3rd score came after only 9 minutes when left wing Carwyn ap Myrddin touched down following a break from scrum-half Davies and the 4th on the 15 minute mark when a loose kick from Glynneath was picked up on the try-line by Tim Grey who merely had to fall down over the whitewash as he caught the ball.

With Glynneath looking very much as if they were still on the bus the scores continued to come thick and fast. The 5th from Danny Cross following a break initially made by Bryn Williams and the 6th, the first of 2 from centre Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) after good work from Tian Loots . Tian Loots himself was next on the scoresheet, this time Mei Parry being the provider, and with Cameron James Davies in fine kicking form after less than 30 minutes the score stood at 45-0 to the home side.

Although things looked to be going from bad to worse for the visitors when their hooker was shown a yellow card, they were in fact next to touch down when from a driving maul they touched scored in the right hand corner. However normal service was resumed when just before half-time a lineout close to the Glynneath line was knocked down by Bryn Williams and centre Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) was quickest to react to the loose ball and touchdown under the posts. Half-time RGC 52, Glynneath 5.

The second half started badly for RGC when after only 5 minutes Tom Seddon was shown a red card for having taken a Glynneath player out in mid-air as the latter was in the process of catching a high ball. Although there was no malice the referee had little choice but to send him to the side lines. In spite of being down to 14 men, RGC scored their 9th try of the game when Danny Cross took advantage of some weak tackling to score to the left hand side of the posts and their 10th came from captain Maredydd Francis as a maul was driven over the line from close quarters.

This was to prove to be the final score for the home side as a combination of their errors and a much improved performance from the visitors meant that it was they who were to score the final 2 tries of the game.

Late on the game suffered a lengthy delay as RGC centre Tian Loots was stretchered off the field with a head injury.

Speaking after the game RGC Head Coach Josh Leach understandably had mixed emotions,

' It was an exciting start by us and I felt it was important that we won the early kicking battle, an area that we had focused on in our pre-match preparations. To achieve the bonus point after only 15 minutes was testimony to both some great skills to finish scores as well as good decision making to put us in those positions. However 10 minutes before halftime our concentration and thus our intensity waned for whatever reason and the half-time team talk was very much about getting us back on track. That we failed to do so was disappointing and we need to learn that if we want to be ruthless we need to keep our focus.

However overall we are in a good position as we finish our first block of games,- RGC have no fixture next Saturday-, and we can look back with a lot of pride to where we are in the table. Every game in this League is a challenge and it says much for this group of players that they are rising to that challenge.'

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Key moments

Try Cameron James Davies scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Ianto Parry scores for RGC 1404
Try Carwyn ap Myrddin scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Tim Grey scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Danny Cross scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) scores for RGC 1404
Try Tian Loots scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Danny Cross scores for RGC 1404
Try Maredydd Francis scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Danny Cross kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
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As it happened

  • RGC 1404
  • Glynneath RFC
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  • Cameron James Davies Try 3:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 4:00'
  • Ianto Parry Try 5:00'
  • Carwyn ap Myrddin Try 9:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 10:00'
  • Tim Grey Try 15:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 16:00'
  • Danny Cross Try 20:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 21:00'
  • Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) Try 25:00'
  • Tian Loots Try 29:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 30:00'
  • Tom Seddon Sub On 37:00'
  • Ianto Parry Sub Off 37:00'
  • Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) Try 38:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 39:00'
  • Kelvin Davies Sub On 1:00'
  • Huw Worthington Sub Off 1:00'
  • Tom Seddon Red Card 4:00'
  • Danny Cross Try 20:00'
  • Maredydd Francis Try 26:00'
  • Danny Cross Conversion 27:00'
  • Efan Jones Sub On 28:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Sub Off 28:00'
  • Bryn Williams Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Tian Loots Sub Off 34:00'

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Team selection

Cross, Danny Cross, Danny
Parry, Ianto Parry, Ianto
Hughes (Dolgellau), Tom Hughes (Dolgellau), Tom
Loots, Tian Loots, Tian
ap Myrddin, Carwyn ap Myrddin, Carwyn
Williams, Rhun Williams, Rhun
Davies, Cameron James Davies, Cameron James
Worthington, Huw Worthington, Huw
Parry, Mei Parry, Mei
Williams, Andrew Williams, Andrew
Francis, Maredydd Francis, Maredydd
Williams, Bryn Williams, Bryn
Hughes (Bala), Tom Hughes (Bala), Tom
Grey, Tim Grey, Tim
Simpson, Joe Simpson, Joe

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Merthyr RFC 26 118
2. Swansea 26 108
3. Bargoed RFC 26 97
4. RGC 1404 26 96
5. Pontypool RFC 26 94
6. Beddau RFC 26 52
7. Cardiff Met RFC 26 51

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