RGC turned in their finest performance of the season to secure a vital 28-25 win at Newport.

The Gogs’ ended a run of disappointing results in fine style against the Amber and Blacks following a pulsating Principality Premiership clash, and Mark Jones’ men will look to build on this positive momentum in their next outing at home to Carmarthen Quins on March 2.

The home side came out of the block flying and gained the upper hand early on when Andy Evans crossed the white wash, and things looked even worse soon after when Robin Williams was shown a red card after 15 minutes.

This brought the best out of RGC for the remainder of the contest, and they posted their first score when Harri Evans demonstrated his trademark pace to latch on to a Billy McBryde kick for the touch down. McBryde added the extras.

A Matt O’Brien penalty enabled the home side to regain the advantage, but this joy proved to be short-lived as Sam Jones produced an outstanding run down the flank to go over in the corner following the restart. McBryde was successful with the conversion attempt.

After the interval saw the hosts get themselves back into the tie on 42 minutes when Chay Smith powered over from close range, and they came close to adding to their tally in the opening exchanges of the half but the Gogs’ rearguard, led by Dion Jones and Evan Yardley, held firm.

This proved to be telling as a quick break from the visitors saw Iolo Evans dive over, and Evans pulled RGC further clear when he notched his second of the contest after superb approach play from Jones.

McBryde despatched both conversion attempts, but ill-discipline saw Port reduce the deficit through a penalty try that also saw RGC reduced to 13 when Will Sanderson was sin binned.

Kyle Taylor also scored late on for the home side, but O’Brien crucially missed the conversion as Jones’ side dug deep in the closing stages for a famous triumph.