RHYL RFC Youth again shone under the lights as they outplayed Denbigh RFC Youth on Friday (January 21) in a 22-5 win in the North Wales League.

Again playing without the two RGC academy players, the large crowd enjoyed running rugby and a strong defence, with Rhyl scoring three tries through Lucas Morrisey, Harvey Brewerton and captain Jack Walsh.

Once again, halfback Tom Jones demonstrated his kicking abilities with two try conversions and one penalty.

Every player played their part, especially in the strong defence, to limit Denbigh to five points with their try in the first half.

With the Six Nations in early February, the next youth match is scheduled for February 19 when Mold RFC Youth are the visitors to Tynewydd Field in the WRU National Youth League.

The first team, though, fell to defeat in the North Wales Cup on Saturday as they travelled to near neighbours Abergele RFC.

Rhyl Journal: Rhyl RFC first team captain Jason Blackmore on his return after injury. Photo: Paul BrookesRhyl RFC first team captain Jason Blackmore on his return after injury. Photo: Paul Brookes

Rhyl welcomed back captain Jason Blackmore after recovering from a shoulder injury, though there remained a lengthy list of absentees.

Yet Rhyl still took the lead in the first half, with two well-taken penalties taken by Blackmore.

The second half was played mostly with Rhyl defending their line, but too many penalties resulted in Abergele winning 12-6.

With Seb Vidal leaving as head coach last week, his replacement Dale Blackmore will have to pick the team for next Saturday with more players injured, as they meet Abergele again, this time at Tynewydd Field, in the North Wales Division Two encounter.