WREXHAM are targeting a mid-table Division One North spot as they hunt a third triumph on the bounce.

The Bryn Estyn Road side have managed to open a gap over the relegation zone over recent weeks and they will be favourites to claim victory at a Dolgellau side that is still seeking a first point of the campaign.

Wrexham skipper Jack Harrison said: “After back to back wins there is a good feeling in the group, but that can soon disappear if we don’t turn up this weekend.

“To get the win over Bala was big for us. In terrible conditions against a big side, it was good to see us rise to the challenge and pick up a result.

“With the recent weather and forecast it is likely to be the same story this weekend at Dolgellau, who will be up for it.

“It’s important we keep doing the things that have put us in positions to win games in recent weeks. It sounds simple but we have gone back to basics in areas and it is paying off for us.

“It’ll be another physical game but I’m sure the lads will be firing this weekend.”

A weapon Wrexham boast is one of the top flight’s leading try-scorers.

Olly Dodd leads the way with nine tries this season in Division One North, level with Nant Conwy’s Sion Pringle and Bethesda’s Gethin Harper.

Mold, who saw their scheduled contest at Llangefni last time out being postponed, play host to third-placed Bethesda tomorrow.

“With the weather getting the better of the game last week, it is good to get back playing,” said Mold head of performance Oli Heald.

“The team remains largely unchanged except for a few positional switches and Danny Williams returning at full back for Sam Doughty, who has departed travelling in Australia.

“The game away from home was a strange one. We played really well second half, but left ourselves too much to do after the first half.

“They are a well coached, structured team and have done well in the league this year.

“In the away fixture, we lost the kicking battle in the first half and gave them too much territory, so with the wind and rain as it is currently, we know we have to kick tactically better and also ensure our kick chase is on point to make sure we don’t give them easy yards.

“We have a lot of work to do in the league, but we are positive we can get to where we need to be come the end of the year.”

Bala host Pwllheli this evening to open the weekend action, while the big game tomorrow sees leaders Nant Conwy at second-placed Llandudno.

Elsewhere, COBRA and Ruthin host Caernarfon and Llangefni respectively.

Shotton Steel will look to build on their win over Division Two North leaders Denbigh when they head to Bangor tomorrow.

Other fixtures: Bro Ffestiniog v Abergele; Colwyn Bay v Rhyl & District; Denbigh v Newtown; Welshpool v Nant Conwy 2nds.

The year in Division Three North East opens with a big clash between Wrexham Seconds and Mold Seconds.

Rhosllanerchrugog entertain Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant, Flint pay a visit to Machynlleth and Llanidloes host Ruthin Seconds.

The other match sees Denbigh Seconds at home to Bala Seconds.

Division Three North West: Porthmadog v Caernarfon 2nds; Rhyl & District 2nds v Menai Bridge.

RGC, who defeated Cardiff to end 2023, will sit out the opening Premiership weekend of the year.

Fixtures: Bridgend v Carmarthen Quins; Ebbw Vale v Cardiff; Llandovery v Pontypridd; Neath v Merthyr; Pontypool v Aberavon.

The only game in the United Rugby Championship is tomorrow’s South African derby between Sharks and Lions.

In the English Premiership, there’s a top two tussle between Exeter and leaders Northampton tomorrow while Leicester host Saracens.

Tonight: Newcastle v Harlequins; Sale v Bristol. Sunday: Bath v Gloucester.