IT’S the toughest of challenges for Wrexham this weekend.

They pay a visit to unbeaten leaders Nant Conwy in Division One North.

Nant are 12 points clear at the top after winning their first nine games, while Wrexham sit in ninth spot.

“We were pretty frustrated with ourselves last week at Bethesda as we felt the game was there to be won,” said Wrexham skipper Jack Harrison.

“While it is pleasing to be involved in close games against quality sides, sooner or later we need to start winning them.

“Saturday is a huge challenge. Nant won the league last year and look on track to repeat the feat this season.

“For us it’s just about going there and sticking to our game plan.

“They’ll be favourites, of course they will, but we’ve already shown we can stay in games against good sides so we’ll hope we can do the same this weekend.

“Our season won’t be judged on games like Saturday but it’s a great opportunity to go and test ourselves against the best in North Wales.”

Wrexham will look towards Olly Dodd for an attacking threat. During a profitable month so far, Dodd has grabbed five tries.

Mold face a must win game in their battle to climb out of the relegation zone.

They travel to a Dolgellau side that is yet to pick up a point this season and Mold head of performance Oli Heald said: “We travel away to Dolgellau in what is a must win game.

“Although we have been competitive in games and probably could have had three wins, we find ourselves in a precarious position.”

Mold lost out 15-7 to Bala in their last encounter, although they had a player sent-off early on.

“What we have learned is that there are no easy games in Division One and whilst the games are less expansive, they are a lot more physical and you need to stick in games for as long as possible,” added Heald.

“This weekend will be tough and we are expecting a real physical battle.”

Scott Jones and Jermaine Munetsi will both start in the pack, while a reshuffle in the backs sees Richard Hopkins at scrum half, Dafydd Pritchard in the centre, Caine Le Tissier on the wing and Sam Doughty at full back.

Other fixtures: Bala v Ruthin; Caernarfon v Llangefni; COBRA v Llandudno; Pwllheli v Bethesda.

In Division Two North, Shotton Steel pay a visit to Nant Conwy Seconds.

Other fixtures: Bro Ffestiniog v Rhyl & District; Denbigh v Bangor; Newtown v Abergele; Welshpool v Colwyn Bay.

Wrexham Seconds could climb into the top-three in Division Three North East if they defeat visitors Denbigh Seconds tomorrow.

There are home matches for Flint and Rhosllanerchrugog, against Bala Seconds and Llanidloes respectively, while Mold Seconds have a derby encounter at Ruthin Seconds.

Elsewhere, Machynlleth host COBRA Seconds in the match of the day.

RGC will look to make the most of home comforts as they aim to end a positive month on a high.

Ceri Jones’ will look for their third win in four as they host Merthyr in the Welsh Premiership tomorrow.

Other fixtures: Bridgend v Pontypool; Cardiff v Aberavon; Ebbw Vale v Swansea; Llandovery v Newport.