RGC were unable to pull off consecutive Principality Premiership victories as they fell to a 25-19 reverse at Cardiff.

Things did not begin well for the Gogs’ and they fell behind after just eight minutes when a prolonged period of pressure resulted in Will Rees-Hole went over to open the scoring. Steff Jones added the extras.

This provoked a strong response from the visitors, who almost notched a score of their own soon after when Tom Hughes narrowly missed out on a touch down after some stout defensive work from the hosts.

The intense pressure continued, and Mark Jones’ men finally got on the scoreboard on 28 minutes when a line out presented a chance to forward and skipper Evan Yardley, who powered his way across the white wash for RGC’s first try. Billy McBryde levelled matters with the conversion attempt.

They did not have to wait long further joy which arrived after 37 minutes when Aron Evans produced a sensational individual run down the left-hand side before going over following good work from scrum-half Efan Jones. McBryde narrowly missed the extra-points kick resulting in a five-point cushion at the break.

After the break saw the Blues come out with a renewed sense of purpose and they were rewarded on 44 minutes when Adam bundled the ball over in the corner to get the hosts’ back on level terms, with Steff Jones missing the extras.

Winger Sam Jones missed out on a try after 50 minutes when he knocked on within inches of the line after their best passing move of the second period, and the hosts extended their lead thanks to a Jones penalty with 52 gone.

The home side were now fully in the ascendancy and they pulled further clear on 57 minutes when skipper Joey Tomlinson took advantage of a surging drive to touch down. Jones converted.

Another Jones penalty all-but confirmed their success late on, with RGC getting a consolation score in the closing stages.