IT’S the toughest of weekends from the perspective of Mold and Wrexham.

The duo return from the Six Nations break with contests away to the leading two sides in Division One North.

Wrexham are on their travels to second-placed Pwllheli, while Mold have the unenviable task of tackling undefeated leaders Nant Conwy.

Boasting 18 wins from 18 matches, Nant are within touching distance of taking the title and nine more points will do the trick.

Mold are just outside the relegation zone with five matches left to play.

Wrexham are looking at the potential of a top-five finish and they’re aiming for a 10th victory of a promising campaign.

Skipper Jack Harrison said: “After another break in the season, we’re expecting a tough challenge away at Pwllheli this weekend. The Nant game was a big learn for us in how to be clinical, as despite creating a host of chances, we didn’t take anywhere near enough.

“That’s the difference in this league compared to last year, you need to take your chances when they come and not make as many errors. That’s been the biggest thing for us this week ahead of the game on Saturday.

“We’re going into a bit of an unknown having not played Pwllheli before, but we’re going to go there trying to be positive and implement our style of play on the game in an accurate manner.

“We’ve got four league games left and we’re wanting to finish as strong as we can, that starts this weekend.”

Llangefni, who are in the relegation zone, pay a visit to COBRA, while third-placed Llandudno go to Bala.

Elsewhere, there are home matches for Caernarfon and Dolgellau, versus Bethesda and Ruthin respectively.

In Division Two North, there’s an away day to Welshpool for Shotton Steel, while Colwyn Bay host Rhyl & District in the other match.

There’s a full schedule of matches in Division Three North East, with Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant and Flint hosting Bala Seconds and Mold Seconds respectively.

Wrexham Seconds, who are third, welcome COBRA Seconds, Denbigh Seconds travel to Ruthin Seconds and leaders Machynlleth are at home to Llanidloes.

RGC, who play host to Bridgend in the Welsh Premiership tomorrow, have announced that head coach Ceri Jones will leave his current position by mutual consent at the end of this season.

Jones joined RGC in September 2021 and feels now is the right time for him to explore new opportunities.

He told the RGC website: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with RGC and I’m extremely proud of the player development that has taken place during my time here with the likes of Efan Jones and Brodie Coghlan going on to achieve professional contracts.

“I’ll do all I can now to ensure we have a positive finish to the season, and I can’t thank the players and the staff enough for all their time and effort during the past three years.”

RGC general manager Alun Pritchard added: “I have nothing but positive words to say about Ceri.

“He is a true gentleman who has helped create a positive working environment across the region and sacrificed a lot in the interests of RGC.

“However, I feel it is the right time for change, with new emphasis and a fresh approach, particularly with the revitalised proposed EDC league structure.

“RGC will continue to fight for the remainder of the season, and I have full faith in Ceri, as the true professional he is, to give his all and help RGC finish as high up the league table as possible whilst continuing to develop our young squad.

“We will be going out to advert in the near future to find the next head coach who will help continue the development of rugby for RGC and across North Wales.”

Newport can move level with leaders Llandovery if they claim a bonus point win at Ebbw Vale tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s other fixtures: Merthyr v Carmarthen Quins; Neath v Pontypool; Pontypridd v Aberavon.