A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos has become the second member of the RGC squad in as many weeks to pick up a high-profile award.
Sam Jones, who left the school in 2015, has made a hugely encouraging return from injury for the Gogs so far this season and played a key contributing factor in their 34-26 success at Swansea to make it two wins in as many contests to start the campaign.
The 21-year-old winger displayed his trademark burst of pace before touching down during the triumph, and the sensational score has seen Jones shortlisted for the Principality Premiership Try of the Week accolade.
After a flurry of votes, Jones managed to scoop the accolade to make it two wins in a row for ex-members of the school’s Rugby Academy, with ex-Wales U18 international scrum-half Efan Jones winning the first award of the season for his try against Neath.
The back recently graduated from Bangor University and came through the Academy at Rydal Penrhos School prior to his introduction into the senior fold, which is run in partnership with RGC and the Welsh Rugby Union.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Sam is going to play a huge part for RGC this year and looks to have really hit the ground running after a frustrating time with injury last season.
“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos congratulates him on his Principality Premiership Try of the Week Award, and he is just one of a host of talented individuals that have successfully come through our Academy programme to make a significant impact for RGC and other high-profile clubs across the country.”
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