RGC head coach Mark Jones was thrilled with his side’s effort as they got their Principality Premiership campaign off to a winning start.

The Gogs turned in a very polished performance to secure a 37-19 victory over Neath, with a big crowd at Ruthin Rugby Club enjoying a dominant display from the title hopefuls.

Jones lauded his side’s performance, especially the contribution made by the string of talented backs at the North Wales regional development outfit.

Jones, said: “I am delighted with the win and the performance. Up until their last try I thought we dominated the set piece and it was credit to the forwards.

“We showed great work around the breakdown and disrupted Neath which put us in good positions. I also thought our backs were tactically aware, using the ball and kicking at the right times.

“The new boys Billy McBryde, Ilan Rowlands and Joel Ringer settled in to the team as well.

“I said to Phil (John) this morning that if the forwards score he buys the milkshake on the way home and if the backs do then I buy, so it’s on him tonight.

“The good thing was that we showed some good tactical awareness as we are not always going to get through teams, so to kick to the corner and score from the set piece gives us something extra in attack.”