RHYL and District bowed out of the WRU Bowl with a disappointing 32-14 loss at COBRA.

Injuries and unavailability to key members of the senior squad left Seb Vidal’s men ensured they were on the back foot from the outset, but they showed some fighting qualities that will stand them in good stead as they make the short trip to Rachel Taylor’s Colwyn Bay next Saturday.

The Dragons’ second unit travelled to Mold for a quickly arranged friendly after their league game against Dolgellau Seconds was cancelled.

Outstanding tries from flanker and captain Seth Pierce, prop Jonathan Price and hooker Damien Jones racked up the points early on, and despite coping with considerable pressure in the closing stages the visitors held on for a narrow 46-45 triumph.

The young youth team gave a spirited performance despite their tender age against Wrexham at Rhyl High school.

Although they were comfortably beaten 55-5 but their older and vastly more experienced opponents, a team litter with 16-year-old's showed tremendous heart throughout which was rewarded with a consolation score from Allan Hughes.

This experience is sure to stand them in extremely good stead as they progress through the Dragons’ youth system in the coming years.