Aberavon (2nd) travel to Colwyn Bay on Saturday to take on RGC 1404 (4th) in the Principality Premiership West clash at Stadiwm Zip World (formerly Parc Eirias), kick off 2:30pm.

Like Aberavon, RGC, who are coached by ex-Wales wing Mark Jones, have won two of their three games this season. They started their campaign with a 10 - 31 loss away to Llandovery - the only unbeaten side left in the West Premiership. Number eight Alex Taylor scored the only try for the North Walians with outside half Jacob Botica kicking a conversion and penalty.

In their first home game of the season, RGC beat Llanelli 25 - 22. The homeside led 14 - 10 at the interval thanks to tries by centre Tom Hughes and lock Henri Williams with Botica converting both. They scored their third try early in the second half when captain, hooker, and former Wizard Evan Yardley touched down for an unconverted try. Botica then added two penalties to help RGC get the win even though Llanelli outscored the homeside by 4 tries to 3.

Last weekend, RGC gained their first bonus point win of the season as they defeated Neath 31 - 18 at the Gnoll. They led 14 - 13 at the break with their points coming from tries by centre Tiaan Loots and hooker George Roberts. Botica converted both. After a scoreless third quarter, RGC scored further tries via number eight Tim Grey and lock Henri Williams. Botica converted both and added a penalty.

After the win at the Gnoll, captain and lock Maredydd Francis said "At half-time we talked about the set piece and how we needed to improve, and to be fair we stamped our authority in the pack after the break. We have done a lot of work with Gaz Whittaker (Strength and Conditioning Coach) and we can see the results in the latter stages of the game. We have another challenge next week against Aberavon, but we have some momentum with two wins now."

Looking at the West Premiership, in "attack" this season, RGC have scored 22.0 points on average per game (ranked joint 4th) and 2.7 tries (ranked 5th). In "defence" they have conceded 23.7 points on average per game (ranked joint 5th) and 3.7 tries (ranked joint 6th). Aberavon have scored 31.0 points per game (ranked top) and 4.7 tries (ranked top), and conceded 23.7 points (ranked joint 5th) and 2.7 tries (ranked joint 5th).

Head-to-head, Aberavon and RGC have met each other twice in the Welsh National League with the Wizards winning both games. These were last season with Aberavon winning 22 - 11 at Parc Eirias and 28 - 14 at the Talbot Athletic Ground.

The referee for Saturday’s game is Gwyn Morris, aided by Andy Davies and Richard Rees-Davies.