A number of rugby academy stars were part of the RGC U18 side that took on Cardiff Blues last weekend.
The hotly contested clash at Parc Eirias featured five Rydal Penrhos pupils, and despite a valiant effort they lost by the narrow margin of 27-24.
Despite the eventual result there were plenty of positives for the young Gogs, who have pitted themselves well against the more established regions in this year’s WRU Age Grade competition.
It was an emotional game for squad mainstays Adam Sabri, Euan Humphries, Nick Dundee and skipper Dan Owen, who were playing their final contests for the U18 side after a hugely successful time with the programme.
Another positive was the performance of scrum half and Rydal Penrhos pupil Henry Davies, who scored a hat-trick of tries in what was another encouraging display from the highly touted prospect.
More than half of the points scored by RGC during the competition were made by Rydal Penrhos pupils, with the five pupils contributing 68 out of the 118 total (58 per cent).
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “All five pupils have done themselves an enormous amount of credit as part of the RGC U18 set-up, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is proud of what they have accomplished.
“For Euan, Dan, Adam and Nick this was their final game for the U18s but all of them have the potential to make their mark on the senior game, with Dan already turning out for RGC on a number of occasions this season.
“Henry has long been regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the region and it was great to see him performing so well on the big stage.”