MEMORIES of warmer days will arrive as the North Wales season reaches its midway point tomorrow.

Repeats of the opening day of the campaign back in September are in order in Division One North, with Mold up against local rivals Ruthin.

Ahead of the trip, Mold head coach Oli Heald said: “It is a reverse of the opening day fixture which saw us give up a strong lead to lose the game in the last 10 minutes.

“Ruthin have been a top-four team over the last few years and defensively we will have to be at our best to compete against a pack of strong ball carriers and a back-line with some deceptive guile.

“We have been working hard on getting our attack to click and playing in the right areas and hopefully, if we can get good ball this weekend, we can offer a different attacking threat to the one we posed earlier in the season.”

Rob Griffiths will start in place of Mark Padgett, who is banned for the match, while Joe Hughes returns at scrum half, Jack Lawrence starts in the centre and Luke Williams will also be available.

Wrexham will host a Caernarfon side that is pushing for a spot in the top-four.

On the opening day, it was the Gwynedd side that triumphed 44-22.

Lloyd Roberts, captain Jack Harrison and Jack McKenzie-Moore grabbed the tries as the visitors went close to picking up a bonus point.

However, Wrexham have made great strides since then.

Harrison said: “After a weekend off, it’s up to us to make sure we get back to the levels we know we’re capable of.

“The lads put in a real shift at Nant Conwy and were unlucky not to come away with anything. We’ve looked good in training so hopefully we can build that into this weekend against Caernarfon.

“We feel we’ve made big strides in the time since we played them on the opening day of the season so hopefully it should be a real close game.

“We’ve got a big month or two coming up and it’s up to us to make sure we start edging wins against the top teams in this league.”

Leaders Nant Conwy visit third-placed Pwllheli in the match of the day, while Llandudno, who are second, host Dolgellau.

There are home games for Bethesda and Llangefni, versus COBRA and Bala respectively.

In Division Two North, Shotton Steel will play host to Bro Ffestiniog.

Leaders Denbigh are at Colwyn Bay in a battle of the top-two, while Abergele host Bangor.

Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant face a trip to Mold Seconds in Division Three North East action.

Rhosllanerchrugog go to Bala Seconds and Wrexham Seconds continue the away day theme with their match against Llanidloes.

Division Three Cup: Blaina v Welshpool; Nant Conwy 2nds v Llandeilo.

Division Five Cup: Dinas Powys v Bethesda 2nds; Denbigh 2nds v Deri; Ruthin 2nds v Pantyffynnon.

In the Welsh Premiership Cup, Ebbw Vale will play host to Cardiff.

Other ties: Llandovery v Aberavon; Merthyr v Carmarthen Quins; Swansea v Bridgend.