RGC Women turned in a spirited display before eventually falling to a 48-7 loss to Cardiff Blues.

The Gogs’ latest Regional Championship clash drew a significant crowd to the home of Specsavers North Two side Rhyl and District on Sunday, which saw the progressive squad hold their own for the majority of the contest until a late flurry of tries gave the score an unrealistic feel.

The visitors stamped their authority on proceedings from the outset and went ahead with an opening score from the quick-thinking Millie Williams, and they increased their advantage in the closing stages of the first half thanks to a sensational individual try from Paige Randall.

This was met by the swiftest of responses from the home side, who got themselves back into the game when Welsh international Bethan Davies powered her way across the white wash for a score that she also converted.

Their joy proved to be short-lived as Blues notched another try just before the break when a neat spell of phases presented a chance to Catherine Richards which she finished with aplomb.

After the break saw the Gogs’ hold firm in the face of some consistent pressure and were looking threatening whenever they had possession, but the away side pulled further clear when a superb attacking move saw Rebekah O’Loughlin touch down for a score that was converted by Robyn Wilkins.

Fitness levels played a major factor in the dying moments of the encounter, with the Blues capitalising on rare gaps in the home rear-guard to put the exclamation point on proceedings with tries from Seren Gough-Williams, Randall and O’Loughlin.

Wilkins rounded off an exceptional individual outing with two more conversions to complete the scoring.