RGC scrum half Efan Jones has highlighted the importance of the next few weeks as they look to boost their Principality Premiership title chances.

The Gogs face the first of three road games this Saturday when they travel to Aberavon, and a victory would see them pile further pressure on current pacesetters Merthyr, who enjoy a two-point cushion over Mark Jones’ men.

Jones, who is a former Wales U18 international and product of the Rydal Penrhos Rugby Academy, knows the size of the task facing his in-form side this weekend on their travels.

He said: “We all know that we have to be at the top of our game to win in this league, and that is even more important when we are on the road.

“Aberavon will be another tough game, and we lost there last season so we know what to expect on Saturday.

“We come off the back of some good results at Stadiwm Zip World, and we need to keep that going on Saturday.

“I think the league will settle down this month, and by the end of March teams will have clearer idea of where they are and we need to make sure we are pushing on at the top.”

The highly touted prospect is now fully recovered from his niggling injury troubles that have hampered his progression at times over the last 18 months, but the Wrexham native is now competing with Alex Schwartz to claim the coveted number nine jersey on a weekly basis.

“Training has been competitive and we are all pushing for a starting spot at the moment, and everyone knows that they have to put a shift in during the week,” added Jones.

The Gogs have triumphed twice over Aberavon so far this season, but the hosts come into the game on the back of an encouraging triumph over Llanelli.