RHYL and District play the first game at their impressive new facility at Tynewydd this Saturday when they welcome derby rivals Abergele.

The Dragons have been on the road throughout the first half of the WRU National League Division Tow North season, but the playing surface is now available to host their matches for the remainder of the campaign.

Despite being on their travels prior to their 10-10 draw with Wrexham at the new 4G facility at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay last weekend, the Dragons have acquitted themselves well and find themselves in sixth position in the standings, 16 points behind pacesetters COBRA with a game in hand.

Club officials are hoping to have the bar open for their historic first fixture at the site, with a formal opening set for the following weekend.

The move to Rhyl will signal the end of nearly 50 memorable years at The Waen, the scene of an historic SWALEC Cup run in the mid-1990s, the famous North Wales Pub 7s and one of the most picturesque rugby locations in North Wales.

The sale of the clubhouse, three rugby pitches and car park to North Wales Construction Ltd was completed in mid-March to further progress development on the site.

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.”

Club secretary Brian Hill, added: “We are excitingly close to moving to Tynewydd Field with everything looking positive for very early in the new year.

“There is a buzz of excitement through the club with everyone excited with the move to the fantastic facilities. We have been grateful to all teams that allowed the change of fixtures.”