Rygbi Gogledd Cymru aims to represent everything that is best about  North Wales, through advertising and sponsorship associated with the team.

Recognizing the importance of this, as part of its business development, we have recently appointed Carol Beard as Commercial Manager.

"Carol has an excellent record of promoting the commercial activities of media and sporting organisations," commented Board Chair Kenton Morgan.

Carol can be contacted at


With minutes to go, the score at 17-14 and the Antiassassins pressing the RGC1404 line, supporters of this invitation charity side were hoping that they might steal a win. Then RGC1404 secured turnover ball. A kick to touch might have secured victory but seeing space out wide, Michael Raikes gave Jack Moorhouse the opportunity to break out of defence. Moorhouse, a scaffolder by trade, is no stranger to scaling heights and having made the necessary ground and drawn in defenders he send a perfectly timed pass to Ioan Davies. Davies was 65 metres out and in the sights of defensive cover. But with the confident finishing that has become his trade mark this tall powerful winger set off for line and kept his resolve. A desperate ankle tap send Davies hurtling to the ground but it was too late, he was over the line; final score 22-14
The Antiassissins fielded a strong side and for much of the first half there was no score, just before half time two tries put RGC 10 points ahead on this damp misty evening at Chester RFC. Soon after the break, Chauncey O'Toole made the score 15-0 with Stephen Woodward converting to make it 17-0.
The Antissassins are renowned for their strong bench and in the last 20 minutes began to claw back the points; two converted tries bringing it to 17-14. With time running out and play 10 metres from their line, RGC1404 secured a turnover - enter Raikes; Moorhouse and Davies.


A squad of fourteen North Walians, eight Canadians and two welsh regional players walked off one of the most important stadia in English rugby having put in a credible performance against a Leicester Tigers Academy side.

Welford Rd looked a little the worse for wear, after the Tigers 47-8 victory over Viadana the previous day and it is a mark of the support which Leicester were willing to give the development of the game in North Wales that this fixture was played there. There were about 1000 vociferous supporters in attendance.

Captained by Llangefni’s Will Bown, RGC1404 took first blood through a drop goal by Steve Woodward. Two more Woodward penalties added a further 6 points, matched by three successful penalty kicks by George Ford made the score 9 all at half time. RGC1404 had the best of the scrums in this first half with front row of Doug Wooldridge, Dave Blackwell and Tom Dolezel in the ascendancy. As expected from one of the best academy sides in the UK, Leicester were aggressive at the breakdown but this was more than matched by good performances from backrow, Jebb Sinclair, Will Bown and Chauncey O’Toole. Bown sustained a back injury half way through the second half and was replaced by Ruthin openside Joe Palmer with Sinclair moving to the No8 slot.

In the second half an early try by Welshman Gareth Clarke broke the deadlock giving Leicester a 5 point lead. At 14-9 a disallowed try by wing Ioan Davies could have given the North Wales Regional Team the confidence that it needed but this was not to be.

Excellent scramble defence by both sides prevented a number tries but it was Leicester’s Clarke who scored again after a lapse in concentration from a penalty in the red zone.

Scrum half Sean White returning for his first game and Stephen Woodward controlled the game well. For a side that had only been together for 126 hours, this was an encouraging performance. Full back Ciaran Hearn played an intelligent game at 15 and Jack Moorhouse was as ebullient as ever in the centre.

Team TEAM: 15.Ciaran Hearn; 14.Nathan Rees; 13.Jack Moorehouse; 12.Nick Blevins; 11.Ioan Davies; 10.Stephen Woodward; 9.Sean White (v/c); 8.Will Bown (C); 7.Chauncey O’Toole; 6.Jebb Sinclair; 5.Llion Trefor; 4.Dan Partridge; 3.Doug Wooldridge; 2.Dave Blackwell; 1.Tom Dolezel SUBS:16.Andrew Baston; 17.Tom Hughes; 18.Simon Griffiths; 18. Simon Griffiths; 19. Huw Jones; 20. Joe Palmer ; 21. Carwyn Williams; 22. Michael Raikes; 23. Barry Roberts Travelling Reserves: Richard Hopkins, Matt Parry


These are the names and positions of the players who will join RGC1404 as announced on Rugby Canada's website

Nick Blevins of Calgary - centre,
Tom Dolezel of London, Ont. & Ontario Blues - prop
Steve Woodward of Calgary - fly-half
Luke Cudmore of Squamish and B.C. Bears- second row
Sean White, Victoria and James Bay – scum half
Doug Wooldridge of Lindsay, Ont., Ontario Blues - prop
Ciaran Hearn of Conception Bay, N.L. and and Atlantic Rock – fullback/centre
Jebb Sinclair of Fredericton, N.B.- second row/back row
Chauncey O'Toole of Belle Isle, N.B. - flanker

RGC 1404

Rugby rebels are raising the standard of the game in North Wales – and commemorating a glorious date in Welsh history at the same time.
The fledgling North Wales regional side has been re-christened RGC (Rygbi Gogledd Cymru) 1404 – 1404 is the year Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr was crowned Welsh Prince at Machynlleth
Glyndwr’s men went into battle under the golden dragon standard and the team will take to the field with that same golden Welsh dragon emblazoned on their chests.
These emotional and historic symbols have been revived to spearhead the RGC 1404 campaign to become a new and powerful force in the representative game.
The newly designed branding is launched today along with details of RGC 1404’s finalised fixture list which kicks off in mid-January 2010.
Ten fixtures have been confirmed for the team starting on Friday 15th January at 7.30pm when RGC 1404 take on a Leicester Tigers Development XV at their new home ground in Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay. Other fixtures are still to be added to the schedule.
The team’s golden dragon standard will be raised above their new home base for the first fixture to be played by the relaunched side which is coached by former Wales dual code international and defence coach of the 2005 Wales Grand Slam side Clive Griffiths assisted by Jason Forster and Jon Aby.