RHYL and District Seconds honoured one of the club’s most valued volunteers prior to their home clash with Ruthin.

The Dragons held a minute’s silence in memory of Susan Hall, who died recently and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to improve all areas of the set-up over a prolonged period of time.

Her husband Colin played for Rhyl as did her son John, and Mrs Hall’s grandchildren are currently playing for the junior teams.

A club spokesman, said: “She will be sadly missed by family, friends and the rugby club.”

With this being the only senior game this weekend, the Dragons had good numbers for this week’s fixture, but they were left counting the cost of a poor start which they found it very hard to recover from.

Credit to the hosts, they kept plugging away and managed to notch a consolation try in the second period when Ashley Brown burst through the resolute visiting rearguard to cross the white wash in an eventual 45-5 defeat.

There was better news off-the-field, with work progressing well on their impressive new facility at Ty Newydd after more than 50 years at the Waen.

The new complex will act as a community centre for the surrounding areas and will continue to cater for all our existing community groups.

In addition the facility will cater for a wide range of social functions, with two large function rooms and full bar and catering facilities.

Club chairman Richard Greenwood, said: “After many years of planning and preparation, Rhyl Rugby Club stands on the threshold of a magnificent new opportunity to create a community centre in the heart of Rhyl.

"Not only will this be a top quality sporting facility hosting a resurgent rugby club, but it will also be a focal point for a wide range of other sporting and social activities.”