A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos has won another weekly award for his sensational try in a recent win for RGC 1404.
Sam Jones, who left the school in 2015, has endured a frustrating time with injuries of late, but his importance to the team was further highlighted in his outstanding individual display in the Gogs’ 28-25 win over Newport.
The pacey winger, who recently graduated from Bangor University, demonstrated his trademark speed to cross the white wash against the Black and Ambers, and his latest incredible score saw him scoop the Principality Premiership Try of the Week after a public vote.
This is the third time that Jones has won this particular award during the season.
Jones has made a hugely impressive return from injury so far this term and has emerged as one of the key contributors for Mark Jones’ side during what has been another encouraging opening to the top-flight campaign.
He is one of a large number of former pupils that are making a name for themselves on the national rugby scene, with the likes of Efan Jones, Dan Owen, Joe Simpson, Mei Parry and Danny Cross all making a considerable impact for RGC in recent years.
Sean Lonsdale has come of age this season with English Premiership title chasers Exeter Chiefs, making a number of senior appearances and scoring his first top-flight try.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We are always so proud to see our Rugby Academy graduates doing well across the country, and Sam is a highly talented player that has a big future in the game.”
Photo by Tony Bale.