IT’S all about knockout action from Wrexham’s perspective tomorrow.

After opening the season with three competitive losses on their return to Division One North, the Welsh Division One Cup takes centre stage with tomorrow’s first round trip to Ruthin.

It’s been a testing start to the season for the Blues, who have lost out to Nant Conwy and Llandudno since their opening day triumph over Mold.

Wrexham skipper Jack Harrison said: “We’re missing a few players this weekend but it’s a great opportunity for some of the young lads to come through and show what they’re about.

“We’ve been impressed with how they’ve been going so far this season and it’s now a real chance to nail down a starting position in the side.

“Ruthin are a very good team, their league positions in the last few years shows that so we’ve got to be at our best.

“Anything can happen in cup rugby, but we’ve got to go there and execute. Too many times this season we’ve just slipped off when we’ve been in real tight games. That can’t happen this year.”

Mold have been handed a first round bye, alongside Bethesda, Caernarfon and COBRA.

There’s a big clash at Maes Gwyniad tomorrow, where Bala will entertain unbeaten Nant Conwy, while Dolgellau go to Llangefni and Pwllheli entertain early season Division One North pace-setters Llandudno.

There’s an away day for Shotton Steel to look forward to in the Division Three Cup.

In decent form with two wins from their opening three league encounters, Shotton are away to Rhyl & District.

Nant Conwy Seconds entertain Division Two North leaders Denbigh, while Bangor are at home to Newtown, Colwyn Bay go to Abergele and Welshpool welcome Bro Ffestiniog.

There’s also plenty of action lined up in the Division Five Cup.

Mold Seconds have home advantage versus Rhyl & District Seconds, while Flint will play host to Rhosllanerchrugog.

Wrexham Seconds have forfeited their scheduled tie at Division Three North front-runners COBRA Seconds.

Also in the North Wales section, Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant are at home to Llangefni Seconds, Colwyn Bay Seconds welcome Llanidloes, Caernarfon Seconds are away to Menai Bridge, Porthmadog host Dolgellau Seconds and Machynlleth pay a visit to Ruthin Seconds.

In the first round of the Premiership Cup, youthful RGC have been handed a tie at Bridgend.

Head coach Ceri Jones has been pleased with how his young squad is developing and he told the RGC website: “Our next learning has to be composure and knowing when and where to play the ball.

“We got into the lead (against Newport) and just overplayed at times.

“When you look at the game a few things turned the game, that penalty which was reversed, the yellow card.

“But when you look at the improvement from last week to this week, and if we make the same improvements next week then we will be in a good place.”