RGC got their SWALEC National Cup campaign off to a flyer with a resounding 35-17 victory over Newport at Cardiff Arms Park.

The Gogs’ were in rampant mood from an attacking perspective in the first period which played a huge contributing factor in their overall triumph, and Mark Jones’ men will look to continue this excellent form this Friday when they travel to Ebbw Vale in front of the BBC Scrum V cameras (7.10pm).

The visitors wasted no time in making an impact on proceedings and they went ahead early on when scrum-half Efan Jones continued his exceptional recent form with the first touch down of the contest. Billy McBryde added the extras.

Tom Hughes, Danny Cross and McBryde all went close to adding to their tally soon after as the pressure continued to build on the hosts, and the fly-half despatched a penalty to make it a ten-point cushion following an infringement.

Former RGC Academy prospect Adam Sabri looked lively and posed plenty of problems throughout, but it was the Gogs who pulled further clear and this time it was Harri Evans who was the beneficiary of a fine passing move to go over in the corner.

This was swiftly followed by yet another visitors’ score when Evans dotted over for his second of the evening after good work from Dion Jones and Mei Parry, and things got even better immediately following the restart when Hughes penetrated the Port rearguard to score. McBryde despatched one of the conversion attempts.

The Black and Ambers finally got on the score board when Geraint O’Driscoll dotted over after a good spell of phases, with Hadyn Simmons adding the extras, but the Gogs’ restored their commanding cushion shortly after the break when another Hughes break presented an easy chance for Iolo Evans to cross the line.

Newport Fullback David Richards was causing some problems with his pace and was unfortunate to score soon after, with a blistering Sabri break ended by a superb tackle from Jones to keep the away side in control.

They did managed to get a third consolation late on when Dan Preece touched down, but it was too late to impact the overall outcome.