"The set up here at Eirias is as good as I have seen anywhere, and the support from Conwy Council is great to see. I enjoyed the game with both sides competing well, and for RGC to pick up the bonus point win certainly ended the game on a high for them.
"North Wales is definitely important from a WRU point of view and with the region having a million people we have to look to develop rugby across the whole area.
"Hopefully looking long term, we can now provide the vehicle for the talent to develop players that will have the opportunity to progress in the professional and international game. It is good the processes are now in place, and it won't be immediate but in 3 or 4 years the results will be seen for everyone involved at RGC."
Gatland also took the time to catch up with a family friend, Tallis Karaitiana, who has joined the RGC set-up from Hamilton Boys School.
The 18 year old back row scored the opening try on Saturday with a barn-storming run and earned the man-of-the-match accolade to boot.
Gatland said, "Tallis spent a lot of time at my house growing up as he is a good friend of my son's. He's a very talented player and has come over to try his luck in Wales as he has Welsh heritage."