RGC head coach Mark Jones has moved quickly to offset the significant loss of Jacob Botica with the signing of Billy McBryde.

The fly-half, who came through the Scarlets and Llanelli programmes, will link-up with the Gogs this summer ahead of their third season in the Principality Premiership, and he is the son of Wales assistant coach Robin.

McBryde is no stranger to Stadiwm Zip World, having worn the colours of RGC previously during their landmark friendly against the Welsh national team last summer.

He has vast national experience at youth level having represented Wales at U16, 18 and 20 standard, while he has also been part of the hugely successful rugby sevens set-up for his nation.

Jones, said: “We are really pleased to have a player of Billy’s experience on board, and it is great not only for north Wales but also welsh rugby.

“A number of clubs were keen on signing him, not only here but across the border as well. He has joined us based on what we can offer in regards to support from the coaching staff, and the set up behind RGC as he turned down far more financially rewarding packages from cubs in Wales and England, so it shows his character and on field ambition which also fits in with our values as a group.

“Knowing Billy, he has a great character and will bring that work ethic to RGC, much like Jacob Botica. The set up here allows Billy a chance to get back into a set-up and system that will hopefully help him progress further in the game.

“If you look at our past couple of 10s, James Lang moved on the professional rugby, and his replacement Jacob has just done the same.

“We have gained an experienced high-level player, and we are looking forward to having him on board.”