RIVALS Wrexham and Mold clash head-on in the North Wales Cup tonight.

With a break in league action due to the start of the Six Nations tournament set for the next few weeks, the sides have arranged the Bryn Estyn Lane cup encounter for this evening.

It’s Wrexham who have home advantage and they will be aiming to bounce back from last weekend’s 34-10 loss to Llandudno, which halted a five-match winning sequence.

Wrexham captain Jack Harrison said: “Saturday was disappointing for us, despite a bright start Llandudno took the game away from us in ten minutes at the end of the first half.

“We showed a fair bit of character to win the second half, but it showed us the levels we want to get to in terms of accuracy and being clinical.

“Thursday is a new opportunity to right some of those wrongs against a Mold side that will certainly be up for it.

“We were good for 50 minutes when we played them in the league and let them back into it, we have to make sure we put a full 80-minute performance in this week.”

Mold lost out 33-19 at Caernarfon in their last run out and head of performance Oli Heald said: “A nice distraction from the league and a chance to implement some systems that we have looked to put in.

“We had always planned to rotate the squad, but five injuries on the weekend leaves us slightly short, but that shouldn’t deflect from the things we need to fix.

“The Caernarfon game was really the tale of our season - good in large parts, but naive in defence.

“The games against Wrexham are always close and being under the floodlights adds to the atmosphere, but we know we have to be better defensively to stay in the game.”

Jack Lawrence will start at outside half for Mold, with Ethan Roberts and Jermaine Munetsi set to start in the pack.

The clubs met recently in Division One North action, with Wrexham hanging on for a 29-24 success.

Also tonight, Denbigh Seconds host Bala Seconds in Division Three North East.

There’s one match in the Welsh Premiership, with leaders Llandovery away to Cardiff.

In midweek Division One North action, COBRA defeated Dolgellau 38-10.

Wrexham U16s played Ruthin, Mold and Denbigh in the RGC Cup while Mold U15s were in action for the first time in 2024.

They lost to COBRA and Wrexham U14s were also on the losing side at Abergele where Dylan Kirby was their star man.