THE Mid Wales contingent endured a tough opening weekend in North Wales League Two.

Welshpool went down to 38-19 defeat at home to Wrexham with tries from Jason Isaac, Connor Thornton and Ryan Goodwin, along with two conversions from Dylan Walton, not enough for the hosts as the North Wales side returned home with the points.

Wrexham won the day with tries from Jack Harrison, Jacob Hughes, Scott Leckie, Mike Moore, Nick Dodds and two from Bailey Rae with Hughes adding the extras.

Newtown were also on the receiving end of a heavy defeat, crashing to a 52-3 defeat at home to Mold with a solitary penalty from Will Holloway proving the hosts consolation.

Meanwhile Llanidloes will look to forget their opening day with the Mid Wales side falling to a crushing 81-0 defeat at Nant Conwy IIs.

Elsewhere Machynlleth got off to a flyer in division three with a 21-17 home win over Flint.

Machynlleth handed debuts to Jake Hinge,Dean Thomas, Jack Evans and Ruben Kohler and the new faces made an impact.

Hinge crossed for a try with Ifor Evans and Steff Price also crossing the whitewash while Kameron Simmonds-Sandy added two conversions and Hinge kicked one as the hosts toasted a dream start.