AN EIGHTH game unbeaten in league and cup, a Principality Premiership double over RGC 1404 and the chance to impress in front of the television cameras means there is plenty on offer for Ebbw Vale tonight.

The Steelmen, currently fourth, could also go level on points with second-placed Pontypridd if they are able to claim a bonus-point victory at Eugene Cross Park (kick-off 7.10pm).

This evening’s contest, which is being broadcast live to the nation on BBC Two Wales, comes four months after Ebbw recorded a 19-12 triumph in Colwyn Bay.

That was the third of seven consecutive wins for Greg Woods’ charges at the start of the season, and after a temporary blip it’s business as usual for the 2016 champions.

“We’ve got to keep the momentum going at the top of the table,” said Woods, who isn’t counting out a shot at the title.

“We started the season by winning seven, then we lost four, but now we’re seven undefeated, and you’ve got to put a run of games together if you want to stay in the chase.

“It’s up to us to make sure we’re on top of our game every week and keep winning to put the pressure on the top three.”

Backs Dai Langdon and Dom Franchi are available for selection, returning to a squad that came through last weekend’s National Cup defeat of Carmarthen Quins, who host Bargoed tomorrow, largely unscathed.

“This is another big game for us,” added Woods. “We had a close battle up in Colwyn Bay earlier in the season and this will be a similar sort of challenge.

“The players are in good spirits after a great win in Carmarthen, and we’re on a bit of a roll at the moment.”

In RGC, the Steelmen tackle a team slap bang in the middle of the table, six points above Carmarthen and four below Llandovery.

Speaking after beating Newport in the cup last Saturday, assistant coach Phil John said: “After last year’s first round exit (against Ebbw Vale) we were looking to do better, and we can look forward to the next round.

“It doesn’t matter if it is the cup or the league, we are looking for good performances, so it needs to be more of the same at Ebbw Vale.”