RGC have now firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Principality Premiership thanks to another standout season.

The Gogs have come on leaps and bounds under Mark Jones, who has led a talented young squad to a great campaign overall.

Despite missing out on the title after contesting it for a prolonged period, they can be enormously encouraged with their consistency ahead of what is expected to be a huge summer for the Stadiwm Zip World side.

Losing the influential trio of Alex Schwartz, Tiaan Loots and Jacob Botica is a huge blow to the squad, and Jones will have to recruit well to ensure no momentum is lost by the departures.

The profile of rugby in the North Wales region has never been higher thanks to the sterling work being done across the community by RGC, who are thriving across all areas of their youth system and have been working tirelessly to boost participation in the sport throughout the local community and beyond.

There have been a number of individual highlights throughout the season, including a Wales 7s call-up for Afon Bagshaw and a Wales U20 squad selection for Sam Wainwright.

Full-back Dion Jones has been one of their shining lights this term in his first season back with the Gogs, and his consistent efforts have re-affirmed the former Academy graduate’s place as one of the most exciting young prospects anywhere in the country.

The likes of Tom Hughes and Rhys Williams have continued their outstanding progression with some exceptional contributions, while the return from injury of Danny Cross and Efan Jones could be crucial next season as they look to secure more regular positions within the starting line-up.

Gogs’ mainstays Evan Yardley, skipper Maredydd Francis, Will Bryan and Tim Grey were prominent features of a powerful pack, while the experienced presence of Joe Simpson was a massive help to the likes of Curtis Reynolds and Dan Owen as they continue to firmly establish themselves within the set-up.

Jones and assistant Phil John have taken the club so far in such a short space of time, but they know another huge push is needed from everyone involved if they are to take the next step and get their hands of the coveted championship.

Double winners Merthyr are undoubtedly a class apart at the present time and it is going to take a monumental effort from any team to knock them off their perch, while there is a danger that other professional sides across the country will be looking at further RGC players in an attempt to take them to the next stage of their progression.

The style of rugby they play is extremely exciting and this has brought with it some fantastic attacking displays during the season, and Jones must continue with this ethos going forward as it has been the catalyst behind their success.

Hopefully this group can stay together, build on their fine recent achievements during the summer and acquire the necessary personnel required to make a real go of things again next season.

That will be easier said than done, but there is nothing to suggest that RGC cannot improve yet again given their meteoric rise to prominence under the current management team.