RGC head coach Mark Jones praised the improvement in his side as they secured a 44-36 friendly success over Dragons U23s.

The Gogs turned in a scintillating attacking display during their second friendly victory in succession, and Jones urged his squad to not rest on their laurels ahead of their Principality Premiership opener against Neath in a fortnight’s time.

He said: “As a group we always aim to be better than the last training session, and it is the same for games, so we have improved from last week.

“When we play I always feel we can play out from both sides of the ruck, and we targeted the breakdown today. So it was good to see us score a couple of tries and create attacking opportunities from the breakdown in that first half.

“We can’t rest on what he have done today, and we still need to look at the points conceded.

“Neath will offer us a different challenge in a couple of weeks so the hard work will continue for the players leading up to September 1.”

After falling behind early on, the Gogs responded well thanks to a brace of tries from Sam Jones, who continued his encouraging return from injury with another standout showing.

Former Wales U18 international Efan Jones was another back to play a key contributing factor in their eventual win, helping himself to a pair of scores of his own to stake further claims to a regular starting berth this season.

Sam Wainwright and Iolo Evans also dotted over for the visitors, with the boot of new signing Billy McBryde prominent throughout during what was another worthwhile exercise for the top-flight force.

Despite a late rally from the Dragons, Jones’ men held firm in the closing stages in the face of some sustained pressure to ensure they went back to North Wales with bragging rights.