RHAYADER eased to an emphatic 38-6 win at Abersychan to maintain their superb start to the division three East D season.

The Rams never looked back after lock Greg Morgan and player-coach Danny Davies linked for wing Bon Williams to open the try count.

Doddy Williams soon added a penalty before converting a training ground try from No8 Steve Boore.

The hosts reduced the arrears with two penalties before Rhayader upped the tempo with their back row of Lewis Pryne, Jordan Phillips and Doddy Williams linking to release Bon Williams before cutting inside for Doddy Williams to cross and convert.

Phillips outpaced the home defence to extend Rhayader's lead with Williams converting for a dream start to the second-half before a driving maul led to booker Bowen Hamer crossing for a try.

The Rams were reduced to 13 men for the closing stages but still managed to cross for his second try of the day

Davies said: "It’s games like this we have to perform if we’re to challenge at the end of the season. I’m so happy the lads fronted up to continue our great record so far."

Meanwhile Llandrindod Wells tasted the slenderest of defeats in a 26-25 loss at Hirwaun in division three east Central C.

The Budgies enjoyed a dream start with scrum-half Dale Wilson driving forward to release second row Dan Oakley to cross

The Cynon Valley hosts hit back to lead with a converted try and penalty.

Llandrindod regained the upper hand following a good phase of play and strong scrummaging from Steve Brown, Sam Davies and Richard Watkins for No8 Geraint Evans to cross for a try.

The Budgies extended their lead soon after with outside half Ben Williams crossing and Ashley Hammond converting to give their side a six point interval lead.

Hirwaun dominated the start of the second-half and reduced the deficit with an unconverted try.

Llandrindod were reduced to 14 men for a high tackle with the hosts leading with the resulting penalty

Despite the set-back the Budgies hit back with a penalty from Hammond before hooker Sam Davies burrowed over to give his side the lead.

However Llandrindod hearts were broken as the hosts hit back with a converted try at the death to complete a one point victory.