IT was a real points fest as RGC returned to Premiership action over the weekend.

Visitors Cardiff took the spoils by a 52-29 margin, with RGC picking up a try bonus point.

The capital side started on the front foot by testing the RGC line, but the home side were disciplined around the breakdown and on a couple of occasions, they came away with crucial penalties to ease the pressure.

Dion Jones gave RGC a 13th minute lead with a penalty and the hosts extended their lead further from a maul, with Rhodri King claiming the try.

Jones added the conversion points.

A penalty try and a score from Cameron Winnet then turned things in Cardiff's favour.

Ryan Wilkins added Cardiff's next score, before RGC responded as Jordan Jones crashed over for a try.

Dion Johns was successful again with the boot.

However, Cardiff claimed a bonus point score before half-time when hooker Alun Rees was at the bottom of the pack when it pushed over the line.

The visitors opened the second half on the attack and they claimed another try.

Player of the match Dion Jones scored a try to get the Eirias crowd on their feet and he also added the conversion points.

Tries six and seven came from Cardiff’s forwards with Morgan Allen and Alex Everett getting them.

As the game went on Cardiff’s defence proved more dogged and when RGC did work towards the 22, the visitors came away with the penalty. Perhaps RGC were forcing the play and runners were becoming isolated, instead of the more composed play that had given them a couple of tries earlier in the game.

Cardiff broke the 50-point mark when Nathan Hudd ran in under the posts.

The game did end with an RGC try as they powered over in the corner with Sam Williams getting the bonus point score.