RGC coach Mark Jones believes it is a measure of his side's progress that they were disappointed after their win at Aberavon.

The Gogs edged a 16-12 victory last weekend to climb to second in the Premiership standings and retain their unbeaten record in phase two of the campaign.

Jones also maintains that the high performance standards at the club will serve them well heading into Saturday's clash at Bargoed.

He said: "We were delighted to come away from Aberavon with a win, but it also shows how far we have come when we feel slightly disappointed in our performance and we could have made the game more comfortable really.

“Aberavon are a good side, and we respect them and the rugby they play so to keep the try count down to two and with one of them coming at the end is pleasing.

“We made far too many errors at the breakdown which gave them the turnover ball, which then gave them more of the ball in the second half.

"Teams do challenge us at the breakdown, and we don’t always commit with numbers but sometimes we do need some help from the referee in regards to the legality around the ball.

“The good thing is that we were tested, and that sets us up for more of the same against Bargoed.”

Tomorrow's fixture will be the first league clash between the two sides since they last met in the Championship in 2016.

Since finishing bottom of the East conference in phase one, Bargoed have improved but head into the game on the back of successive defeats to Carmarthen Quins and Llanelli.

Nonetheless, Gogs prop Joe Simpson expects another tough game “Over the past few years we have come up against Bargoed and results have been varied for both sides. We were both always in the mix at the top of the table in the Championship so they know us and we know them.

“Looking back at the Aberavon game we came away with the victory, but we probably should have made it easier for ourselves. We gave possession away at times, and let them back in the game but as we always say it is tough to win on the road, so we were happy with the 4 points. The important thing is to build on that 80 minutes and improve again on Saturday."

Leaders Carmarthen host Cardiff Rugby this weekend, while Cross Keys go to Aberavon, Bridgend host Newport, Neath welcome Pontypridd, Bedwas head to Swansea, Merthyr host Llanelli and Ebbw Vale go to Llandovery.