A NUMBER of RGC senior squad members are nearing a return to full fitness ahead of the Principality Premiership run-in.

The Gogs’ provided an update on their injured stars on Friday, March 22, with Mark Jones’ men enjoying a weekend off due to Cardiff’s involvement in the SWALEC National Cup.

Long-serving forward Joe Simpson is due to return to training next week following a leg injury, with New Zealander Beau Williams also set to make a reappearance after sustaining a concussion in their recent fixture against Bargoed.

Another back in full training is talented back Harri Evans, who has been hampered with a groin injury sustained last month, and Rhys Leslie Williams is nearing the end of his rehabilitation programme in regards to a shoulder injury that required an operation.

Influential centre Tom Hughes successfully came through a knew operation recently and is expected to be back involved within the next month, with former Wales U18 international Dan Owen also recovering well from a knee procedure as he aims for a return to full fitness in time for pre-season.

Tim Grey’s immediately availability remains in doubt as he makes slow progress from an arm injury, with no set date on his return to the field.

The Principality Premiership campaign has been extended by a fortnight due to a backlog in fixtures, with the final weekend of the season set to take place on May 18 and 19.

RGC’s fixtures against Pontypridd and Cardiff are still awaiting confirmation of a new date, and they return to the field this Saturday during their trip to Bedwas.