Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Clwb Cefnogwyr RGC Supporters Club

View

RGC1404 - Match centre

RGC 1404
Newbridge RFC
J Leach (2), M Parry, T Grey (2)
Tries
J Lang (3)
Conversions
Sat 12 Dec 14:30 - WRU SWALEC Leagues - League Swalec Championship Full time

Excellent win against Newbridge

RGC 31 Newbridge 0

Some games are remembered by the tries, some games are remembered by the defence but the win versus Newbridge will be remembered by the mud.

Staff and volunteers worked hard for an hour before kick-off to remove the water from the pitch and the game kicked off at a muddy Eirias.

Early pressure from RGC pushed the visitors back as they looked for the opening try. That pressure counted with Josh Leach going over with a conversion from James Lang.

RGC were letting the ball do the work with a few kicks to test the visitors handling and make sure the game was played in the Newbridge half. The pitch was clearly slowing the tempo of the game down, and the usual RGC spark from the backline was not to be seen.

James Lang once again pivotal in the RGC attacks, as his trusty boot was finding touch regularly.

Danny Cross was unable to keep hold of the slippery ball when a try looked on, and the rain continued to fall heavily.

20 minutes in and the visitors began to get into the game and had a couple of line breaks to cause alarm to the Gogs defence.

The conditions began to worsen, but credit to both sides as they tried to play some rugby. Newbridge had a chance to get on the scoreboard but Lewis Hudd missed the penalty.

RGC’s discipline around the breakdown was also key, as they pressured without giving away many penalties.

The away side had another dart down the line but Mathew McGovern was tackled into touch by Sam Jones.

As the clock ticked on Efan Jones launched a high kick and Mei Parry collected the bouncing ball and outsprinted everyone to go at the posts. Lang’s boot made it 14 – nil. To pick up a score on the half time was an added boost to the players heading into the dressing room.

Newbridge came out with 14 men in the 2nd half as Luke Morgan picked up an injury and they didn’t have any replacements.

Josh Leach once again playing at centre got his second score after grapping a loose ball and running round the back of the maul to dart in at the corner. The RGC coach adds physicality to the backline both in attack and defence.

Both teams were given a yellow after Gerwyn Davies clashed with Afon Bagshaw.

The rain continued to fall, but the intensity of the game didn’t stop as the Gogs searched for the bonus point. Try 4 and 5 came from Tim Grey and it was pretty much job done after 65 minutes. Newbridge even with 14 men continued to look for a try, and tested the RGC defence in the last 10 minutes but the RGC line stood firm.

Eirias witnessed some big performances from players today, including Sean Lonsdale, who put in a Man of the Match winning shift in the pack. The score from Newbridge never arrived, and for the 2nd time this season a visiting team left Eirias with Nil on the scoreboard

Book your OPRO mouth guard day!

Shaun Lonsdale

Player of the Match

Shaun Lonsdale

Key moments

8:00
Try Josh Leach scores for RGC 1404
9:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
38:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
39:00
Try Mei Parry scores for RGC 1404
10:00
Try Josh Leach scores for RGC 1404
20:00
Try Tim Grey scores for RGC 1404
30:00
Try Tim Grey scores for RGC 1404
31:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404

Highlights

View 0 new events
39:00 Player of the Match
Shaun Lonsdale is awarded player of the match for RGC 1404
35:00 Sub On
Rhodri Parry is substituted on for RGC 1404
35:00 Sub Off
Joe Simpson is substituted off for RGC 1404
32:00 Sub On
Luke Williams is substituted on for RGC 1404
32:00 Sub Off
Tim Grey is substituted off for RGC 1404
31:00 Conversion 24 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
30:00 Try 22 - 0
Tim Grey scores for RGC 1404
20:00 Try 17 - 0
Tim Grey scores for RGC 1404
14:00 Yellow Card
Afon Bagshaw is yellow carded for RGC 1404
12:00 Sub Off
Josh Leach is substituted off for RGC 1404
12:00 Sub On
Rhun Williams is substituted on for RGC 1404
10:00 Try 12 - 0
Josh Leach scores for RGC 1404
End of period 1
39:00 Try 31 - 0
Mei Parry scores for RGC 1404
38:00 Conversion 26 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
9:00 Conversion 7 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
8:00 Try 5 - 0
Josh Leach scores for RGC 1404
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • RGC 1404
  • Newbridge RFC
  • 0
  • Josh Leach Try 8:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 9:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 38:00'
  • Mei Parry Try 39:00'
  • Josh Leach Try 10:00'
  • Josh Leach Sub Off 12:00'
  • Rhun Williams Sub On 12:00'
  • Afon Bagshaw Yellow Card 14:00'
  • Tim Grey Try 20:00'
  • Tim Grey Try 30:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 31:00'
  • Tim Grey Sub Off 32:00'
  • Luke Williams Sub On 32:00'
  • Joe Simpson Sub Off 35:00'
  • Rhodri Parry Sub On 35:00'

Team selection

Bagshaw, Afon Bagshaw, Afon
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
Cross, Danny Cross, Danny
Leach, Josh Leach, Josh
ap Myrddin, Carwyn ap Myrddin, Carwyn
Lang, James Lang, James
Jones, Efan Jones, Efan
Davies, Kelvin Davies, Kelvin
Parry, Mei Parry, Mei
Williams, Andrew Williams, Andrew
Lonsdale, Shaun Lonsdale, Shaun
Francis, Maredydd Francis, Maredydd
Simpson, Joe Simpson, Joe
Grey, Tim Grey, Tim
Crump, Leon Crump, Leon

League round up

Other League Swalec Championship results

Beddau RFC
9
19
Cardiff Met RFC
12
33
Swansea
Pontypool RFC
22
10
Narberth RFC
Tata Steel RFC
41
29
Glynneath RFC

Comments

Loading comments

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

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors