NEWPORT will complete a first Principality Premiership double over RGC 1404 if they see off the North Walians at Rodney Parade on Sunday (kick-off 2.30pm).

It’s the third time the sides have met this season after Newport’s league win in Colwyn Bay and RGC’s National Cup triumph down south.

A Jonathan Morris score and penalty try paved the way for Newport’s 15-8 success last October, one of a dozen victories the men in black and amber have recorded so far this term.

RGC haven’t had the best of campaigns by their usual high standards, with nine wins and as many losses from their 18 fixtures to date.

They currently sit 10th in the table, 10 points behind sixth-placed Newport but 18 clear of Cross Keys with a game in hand.

Black and Ambers head coach Craig Warlow saw his charges draw 13-13 with Aberavon last time out, while RGC suffered at the hands of Llandovery, going down 31-24 on home turf.

While Mark Jones’ RGC go into Sunday’s clash on the back of a defeat, that cup match at Rodney Parade was only last month, and it wasn’t won by a fine margin.

RGC had raced into a 27-0 lead before the half-hour mark, and although Newport fought back in the second period, Jones’ troops went on to complete a 35-17 success.

David Richards was Newport’s man of the match in that tie but he won’t feature this weekend after heading to New Zealand following the Aberavon draw.

Elsewhere, Pontypridd, still clinging on to the top two, host Swansea tonight, and Bargoed are almost in must-win territory as they head west to Llanelli tomorrow.

Carmarthen Quins face Aberavon and Llandovery, level on points with Ebbw Vale in fifth, take on relegation candidates Bridgend at Church Bank.

In the Championship, Newbridge and Pontypool host Maesteg Quins and Newcastle Emlyn respectively.