RGC v Tata Steel Match report provided by RGC source
Too Strong for Steel
Too Strong For Steel
RGC put in one a complete performance in beating Tata Steel 57-Nil at Eirias. Eight tries from eight players, 4 tries and the bonus point after 26 minutes made it six wins in a row for the Gogs.
The pressure was piled on the visitors straight from the kick off, and the forwards were working hard to drive the home side forward. James Lang got the opening points with a penalty, but it didn’t come as a shock when the first try arrived from a driving maul with Mei Parry coming up with the ball. James Lang hit the conversion.
The forwards had their tales up, and they had a platform to build from the line-outs, and from a break through in the backs by Josh Leach, the ball was spun to Danny Cross to go over.
RGC were beginning to get into an attacking groove, and the backline were certainly on a mission to break with pace and power. Cameron James Davies jinked past a tackle before getting try number three.
Tata Steel had a penalty attempt from the halfway line but it dropped short, and to be honest that was their only attacking note of worth in the first half.
As the clock reached 26 minutes RGC claimed the bonus point with a classy try. Full back Rhun Williams picked up the ball and powered up the pitch before passing to James Lang to do more damage and the fly-half gave the ball to Josh Leach who ran in for the points. James Lang converted.
Coach Josh Leach found himself playing at centre today, and it was clear his experience and voice helped the younger players around him.
RGC have started games well on recent weeks at home, but the second half performances have not reached the same heights, so the crowd were looking for more tries.
The Eirias support was not disappointed with 4 tries. Evan Yardley spotted a gap and burst through to score with the extras from James Lang.
Next up was Joe Simpson after a dynamic break from Rhun Williams, the RGC prop Joe Simpson with a couple of shimmies and a dummy ran clear from Tata's tackles to dive in behind the posts.
With all the plaudits going to the attacking play of RGC, it should be noted that defensively they impressed. Tata Steel’s options in attack were limited due to the pressure put on them when they had the ball. The visitor’s only option was to kick for territory but Rhun Williams, Danny Cross and James Lang all attacked with power and pace when they collected the ball from the air.
The tries kept on coming as the home side exposed gaps in the Tata Steel defence from all parts of the field. James Lang and Rhun Williams both got on the board, with conversions from Danny Cross and Cameron James Davies.