IT’S a belated start to the new year for RGC tomorrow.

After sitting out the first 2024 weekend of Welsh Premiership action, the North Wales side will welcome Ebbw Vale to Colwyn Bay.

It will be a tough task for RGC, who find themselves sitting in the bottom-three, with Ebbw Vale second in the table, seven points adrift of front-runners Llandovery.

However, RGC will enter the contest with confidence following a 14-9 triumph over fourth-placed Cardiff in their last run-out.

Efan Jones grabbed the home try in front of a crowd of almost 1,500 and head coach Ceri Jones told the RGC website: “It was a fantastic win for the group and it was a big game against a team that we haven’t had good results against for a few years.

“The boys needed to get that win and I am delighted for them.

“We won the physical battle every time we needed to, and it was the most physical I have seen us.

“We move on to Ebbw Vale and they will bring physicality and a kicking game, but we want to build on today, especially with the crowd we had!”

With Llandovery sitting things out this weekend, Ebbw Vale could move to within two points of the summit with victory.

Other fixtures: Merthyr v Bridgend; Pontypridd v Neath; Swansea v Newport.