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RGC1404 - Match centre

RGC 1404
Newcastle Emlyn RFC
H Worthington, T Hughes (Dolgellau), A Bagshaw (2), J Lang
Tries
J Lang (4)
Conversions
Penalty Try
Sat 16 Jan 14:30 - WRU SWALEC Leagues - League Swalec Championship Full time

Bonus Point Win for RGC

RGC keep 4th place and promotion within their sight.

RGC forwards coach Jason Roberts watched his pack put in a good performance in the 38-6 win against Newcastle Emlyn - “It was massive improvement in our scrummaging and the work we have put in at training this week has paid dividend.

“We are happy to pick up the Bonus Point win, and we have to target the 5 points in all our home games. Those extra points will become vital as the race for promotion tightens in the coming weeks.

We want to be tested and Newcastle Emlyn gave us a game today and credit to them as they didn’t back off. We need to keep pushing on picking up the results and putting in good performances. Even in the win today we have plenty to work on to improve during the week

We will look at making sure intensity is high in training again this week, work on the scrum and lineout but we need to really focus on the breakdown where we had a few issues today.”

RGC picked up a bonus point win against Newcastle Emlyn in an entertaining 80 minutes of rugby at Eirias.

After a pretty tight first half the Gogs ran in four tries after the break in their return to league action.

Huw Worthington opened the scoring with a try with James Lang kicking the extras. The ball spent much of the opening 15 minutes in the air as both sided kicked high and looked for the chase.

It was the boot of Dan Davies that brought Newcastle Emlyn back in the game with a penalty. Before the game Head Coach Phil Davies talked about the pack being tested, and his forwards passed it with some powerful scrums.

Tom Hughes and Ian Williams were putting in a big shift up front, and the pressure was causing plenty of problems for the visitors. The scrum is a bit of dark art these days but the props were working their magic.

The Eirias crowd were enjoying watching the pack rumble towards the line and cheered them on.

After a number of infringements the referee gave RGC a penalty try with another simple conversion from Lang.

The forwards were giving the RGC backline the platform to play, but on to many occasions the Gogs were sloppy at the breakdown. When it looked like RGC were set to attack they knocked on or were turned over to the frustration of the coaches in the stand.

Dan Davies hit another penalty, and the visitors continued to kick the ball well to push RGC back.

RGC controlled much of the game but and had chances to run the ball, but the errors cost them time and time again.

The home side started much better in the second half and substitute Cam Davies was linking the play up with much more urgency.

It was fellow replacement that claimed RGC’s third try after he took the ball on a good line and battered his was over the white-wash. The centre won’t be short of confidence after his four tries last week as well.

Newcastle Emlyn were reduced to 13 men after to yellows were shown for separate incidents, but the Gogs didn’t make the advantage count.

Eirias expected the try but the players seemed to force the play and chose the wrong options in attack. That was pretty much summed up when Richard Hopkins made a good break but the pass went loose as he was tackled.

When the bonus point try did come it took most in the ground by surprise. Cam Davies grabbed the ball from the scrum and kicked ahead before Afon Bagshaw outsprinted everyone the get his hand down on the ball in the corner.

The pressure was off RGC and it showed in their play, and they quickened the pace when they had the ball and used it far better.

The Coaches would have been delighted with try number 5 after some well worked build up James Lang dived over before converting as well.

The final score of the game was all down to the pace of Afon Bagshaw, after he ran half the pitch to grab his second of the game. Credit to the fullback’s fitness to still have enough in the tank late on to make the dash. Lang made it a pretty successful day with the boot with another kick.

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Key moments

14:00
Try Huw Worthington scores for RGC 1404
15:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
31:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
10:00
Try Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) scores for RGC 1404
30:00
Try Afon Bagshaw scores for RGC 1404
35:00
Try James Lang scores for RGC 1404
36:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
39:00
Try Afon Bagshaw scores for RGC 1404
40:00
Conversion James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404

Highlights

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40:00 Conversion 38 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
39:00 Try 36 - 0
Afon Bagshaw scores for RGC 1404
36:00 Conversion 31 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
35:00 Try 29 - 0
James Lang scores for RGC 1404
35:00 Sub Off
Tom Hughes (Bala) is substituted off for RGC 1404
35:00 Sub On
Joe Simpson is substituted on for RGC 1404
32:00 Sub Off
Kelvin Davies is substituted off for RGC 1404
32:00 Sub On
Zygimantas Radzuis is substituted on for RGC 1404
30:00 Sub Off
Evan Yardley is substituted off for RGC 1404
30:00 Try 22 - 0
Afon Bagshaw scores for RGC 1404
30:00 Sub On
Andy Baston is substituted on for RGC 1404
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) scores for RGC 1404
5:00 Sub On
Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) is substituted on for RGC 1404
5:00 Sub Off
Sam Jones is substituted off for RGC 1404
1:00 Sub Off
Efan Jones is substituted off for RGC 1404
1:00 Sub On
Cameron James Davies is substituted on for RGC 1404
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 24 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
30:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to RGC 1404
15:00 Conversion 12 - 0
James Lang kicks a conversion for RGC 1404
14:00 Try 10 - 0
Huw Worthington scores for RGC 1404
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • RGC 1404
  • Newcastle Emlyn RFC
  • 0
  • Huw Worthington Try 14:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 15:00'
  • Penalty Try 30:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 31:00'
  • Efan Jones Sub Off 1:00'
  • Cameron James Davies Sub On 1:00'
  • Sam Jones Sub Off 5:00'
  • Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) Sub On 5:00'
  • Tom Hughes (Dolgellau) Try 10:00'
  • Afon Bagshaw Try 30:00'
  • Evan Yardley Sub Off 30:00'
  • Andy Baston Sub On 30:00'
  • Kelvin Davies Sub Off 32:00'
  • Zygimantas Radzuis Sub On 32:00'
  • James Lang Try 35:00'
  • Tom Hughes (Bala) Sub Off 35:00'
  • Joe Simpson Sub On 35:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 36:00'
  • Afon Bagshaw Try 39:00'
  • James Lang Conversion 40:00'

Team selection

Bagshaw, Afon Bagshaw, Afon
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
Cross, Danny Cross, Danny
Leach, Josh Leach, Josh
Hopkins, Richard Hopkins, Richard
Lang, James Lang, James
Jones, Efan Jones, Efan
Worthington, Huw Worthington, Huw
Davies, Kelvin Davies, Kelvin
Williams, Andrew Williams, Andrew
Williams, Bryn Williams, Bryn
Francis, Maredydd Francis, Maredydd
Williams, Ian Williams, Ian
Yardley, Evan Yardley, Evan
Hughes (Bala), Tom Hughes (Bala), Tom

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# 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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