RGC 1404 have been dealt a blow with the news that fly-half Billy McBryde has left the club.

The Gogs’ back enjoyed a tremendous amount of success after joining for the 2018/19 campaign as a replacement for Jacob Botica, and this has caught the attention of Doncaster Knights who swooped for the player on a full-time deal.

McBryde came through the Scarlets and Llanelli youth programmes and represented Wales at U20, 18 and 16 levels.

The player has made a massive impact during his time at RGC, providing an assured presence with the boot and coming up with some vital tries over his two seasons at the club.

This has gone a long way to the Gogs’ consolidating their status in the domestic top-flight despite losing a host of familiar faces last summer.

Speaking to the RGC website, coach Josh Leach said: “It is great to see another player move onto to professional rugby, and a huge amount of credit goes to Billy and the coaches for the work over the past two seasons.

"Having been with the Scarlets, we have seen Billy grow as a player in his time in North Wales - which included gaining a landmark 50 uninterrupted appearances for RGC, and culminated on topping the point scoring charts in the 2019/20 Indigo Group Premiership season.

“For RGC it is another name to add to the list from a development point of view, who has progressed to the professional game.

“Everyone at RGC wishes Billy well on the move, and thank him for the past two years in an RGC shirt”

McBryde amassed an impressive 163 points for RGC during the season, comfortably beating Cardiff's Gareth Thompson (123) to the top spot.

He crossed the white wash on six occasions – two short of Pontypridd wing Dale Stuckey, who topped the table with eight.