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RGC1404 - Match centre

RGC 1404
Tata Steel RFC
M Parry, D Cross, C Davies, J Leach, E Yardley, J Simpson, J Lang, R Williams
J Lang (4), C Davies (2), D Cross
J Lang
Sat 21 Nov 14:30 - WRU SWALEC Leagues - League Swalec Championship Full time

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.

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Key moments

Penalty James Lang kicks a penalty for RGC 1404
Try Mei Parry scores for RGC 1404
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Danny Cross scores for RGC 1404
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Cameron James Davies scores for RGC 1404
Try Josh Leach scores for RGC 1404
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Evan Yardley scores for RGC 1404
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Joe Simpson scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try James Lang scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Cameron James Davies kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
Try Rhun Williams scores for RGC 1404
Conversion Danny Cross kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
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As it happened

  • RGC 1404
  • Tata Steel RFC
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  • James Lang Penalty 8:00'
  • Mei Parry Try 15:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 16:00'
  • Danny Cross Try 20:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 21:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Try 27:00'
  • Josh Leach Try 30:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 31:00'
  • Evan Yardley Try 10:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 11:00'
  • Joe Simpson Try 15:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 16:00'
  • James Lang Try 27:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Conversion 28:00'
  • Shaun Lonsdale Sub On 30:00'
  • Maredydd Francis Sub Off 30:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Sub Off 32:00'
  • Efan Jones Sub On 32:00'
  • Tim Grey Sub On 35:00'
  • Evan Yardley Sub Off 35:00'
  • Tom Hughes (Bala) Sub Off 35:00'
  • Matt Bevan Sub On 35:00'
  • Rhun Williams Try 39:00'
  • Danny Cross Conversion 40:00'

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Team selection

Williams, Rhun Williams, Rhun
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
Cross, Danny Cross, Danny
Leach, Josh Leach, Josh
Hopkins, Richard Hopkins, Richard
Lang, James Lang, James
Davies, Cameron James Davies, Cameron James
Worthington, Huw Worthington, Huw
Bryan, Will Bryan, Will
Parry, Mei Parry, Mei
Francis, Maredydd Francis, Maredydd
Williams, Andrew Williams, Andrew
Hughes (Bala), Tom Hughes (Bala), Tom
Yardley, Evan Yardley, Evan
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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