RGC head coach Mark Jones praised the response of his side as they secured an emphatic 38-15 bonus point win over Bridgend Ravens at Stadiwm Zip World.

The Gogs got their Principality Premiership campaign back on track during a superb attacking display, and they will look to take this positive momentum into their next outing at Newport this Saturday (2.30pm).

Jones, said: “We had better attitude and we talked about being more physical this week and working hard for each other from the kick off.

“We are still lacking some quality, especially around the line-out which meant we stumbled around for field play and didn’t put opportunities away.

“That said we did get five points, and not too many injuries but we need to start 2019 like we ended 2018 with a win next week at Newport.

“Today we came out the second half with good intent, and during the break made a few tactical changes and from them we created and scored the Efan Jones try.

“We need to be ruthless from the kick off, and make sure that continues after the break and not drop off the performance levels.

“Teams have always target us physically around the set piece as we are a young side, and we have improved with Phil (John) during the time I have been here but we can be better, which is great for us as coaches and we have something to work to. “

A Cai Evans penalty got the visitors on the score board early on, but the home side went ahead soon after when Danny Cross finished off a fine team move to touch down. Billy McBryde added the extras.

The fly-half extended the Gogs’ advantage with a free-kick of his own midway through the half, and their dominance resulted in Cross going over for his second try of the afternoon to put them further in command. McBryde hit the conversion attempt.

After the break saw scrum-half Efan Jones cross the white was for the home side, and although the Ravens put up a fight Evan Yardley’s surging drive over the line all-but sealed the win. McBryde slotted over both conversions.

There was still time for another score which arrived courtesy of Cam Davies, with Cross despatching the extras to round off the scoring.