THE race for the Division Two North title is really hotting up, writes SHAUN DAVIES.

Four sides are still in with a real chance of taking the top honour, with unbeaten Wrexham still leading the way with six wins out of six.

With second-placed Nant Conwy Seconds not in action, Wrexham will extend their lead with victory at home to Rhyl & District.

Wrexham captain Olly Dodd (pictured above) is looking forward to the Rhyl clash and said: “A Saturday at Bryn Estyn Lane is what we love!

“We’re in a really good place at the moment as a team after some good results over the past month but we still want to build towards the end of the season.

“It’s really important that we continue to chase these good results and hopefully we can do that.

“Rhyl are renowned for being a big physical team with some strong runners, so I’m expecting some physical collisions up front but hopefully we can produce some expansive ‘edge play’ rugby.”

Looking to maintain their own push for the Division Two title, fourth-placed Mold were scheduled to play host to Flintshire rivals Shotton Steel.

However, this match has been postponed and it will be re-arranged for a future date.

Strength-in-depth isn’t an issue at Mold this season and Scott Jones was expected to rotate with Luke Williams at hooker, with Jamie Elder set to come back in for Ross Jones.

Mold have four games left to push themselves back up the standings and head coach Oli Heald said: “We are taking each game as it comes but we are looking forward to this run of games and trying some new things out in those games.”

The other match in Division Two sees third-placed Colwyn Bay hosting Welshpool while in Division Three North, Mold Seconds host title-favourites Ruthin Seconds and Wrexham head to Pwllheli Seconds.

Nant Conwy will be aiming to keep hold of top spot in Division One North as they welcome Llangefni.

In their latest runout, in-form Nant strengthened their championship push with a comfortable 17-0 victory versus Ruthin.

Llandudno, in second, defend their unbeaten record at third-placed Bethesda, Ruthin host Caernarfon and Bala are at home to Pwllheli.

There’s some action lined-up for Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant, who host Llandudno Seconds.

Dewi Lake says he is heading back to the Ospreys a better player after his spell in the Wales Six Nations camp.

With the World Cup in France just 18 months away, Ospreys forward Lake is an emerging force, adding considerable competition for Wales’ number two shirt alongside the likes of Ryan Elias, Bradley Roberts, Elliot Dee and Ken Owens, who is currently injured.

“In terms of development for me as a player, just being able to work under the coaches here and with players like Dan Biggar and Alun Wyn Jones – training with that calibre of player brings a better player out of you,” said Lake ahead of the Ospreys’ United Rugby Championship clash at The Lions this evening.

Dragons are also in South Africa to face the Bulls tomorrow while Cardiff host Glasgow and Scarlets visit Zebre.

Other fixtures: Stormers v Ulster; Sharks v Edinburgh; Connacht v Leinster. Tonight: Munster v Benetton.

Welsh Premiership: Ebbw Vale v Bridgend; Swansea v Pontypridd.

English Premiership leaders Leicester visit Exeter on Sunday while second-placed Saracens host Bristol tomorrow.

Other fixtures: Bath v Sale; London Irish v Northampton; Wasps v Newcastle. Tonight: Gloucester v Worcester.