COBRA head into the new year on top of Admiral Division One North after two consecutive wins against tough opposition.

The Meifod side open their 2022 campaign at Llangefni on Saturday.

A club spokesman insisted they had no intention of resting on their laurels with a top four target the aim this season.

He said: “We make the long trip up to Llangefni on Saturday with our eyes on another win but know it will be a tough ask against the men from Anglesey.

“We have a near full strength team travelling up and have benefitted from a large influx of young players from the youth team over the last couple of years.”

The club has reaped the rewards from its youth development with a host of players making the step up to senior rugby in recent years.

A club spokesman added: “Morgan Tudor, Rhys Price and Iwan Lewis have made a big impact in the pack while Ollie Morgan has given our backs a further attacking option.”

The impact of new head coach Gareth Barrett continues to be felt across the club.

Barrett took over as head coach at the start of the season and the impact has been significant with good numbers at training on a regular basis.

Meanwhile Aled Humphreys taking over as captain and Llew Williams has taken the role of vice-captain having returned to the club after a number of seasons away with Bridgnorth.

The changes have all contributed to the Meifod club impressing so far this campaign and going into 2022 as the team to beat.

The spokesman added: “We are in a very strong position with our second team playing regular games.

“A number of those players have been called upon already this season which has meant we have a large pool of players to choose from and there is competition for places.

“We hope to keep our current run of form going and push for a finish within the top 4 by the end of the season.”

Meanwhile the club’s in-form women’s team are also in action on Sunday with Shotton Steel the visitors in the North Wales Women’s League this weekend.