Bridgend staged a sensational comeback to beat Newport at Rodney Parade.
The game seemed all but over at half time after the home side raced in for their fourth try but the Ravens somehow came back to win their first league game since November with a 34-27 victory.
It was a good start for Bridgend as they dominated proceedings, Lewis Williams slotting a penalty from 45 yards.
Despite trailing 3-0, an onslaught ensued from the hosts and Bridgend had to hold out as their scrum was repeatedly charged backwards. Glen Holloway cleared after an impressive turnover by captain Jon Vaughan though it failed to stop Geraint O'Driscoll getting the Black and Ambers back into things.
O'Driscoll followed up his penalty with a try minutes later. Fed the ball by Newport's impressive backs, the full back scored out wide though he put the conversion past the post.
The Ravens battled back and went ahead again after an overthrown lineout was collected by Scott Hicks. The No. 8 raced to the line with Williams nailing the conversion.
With the crowd still catching their breath, Newport struck again through Craig Attwell with O'Driscoll extending the lead.
Yellow cards for Jon Thomas and Shaun O'Rourke alongside two Newport front rowers followed as the flow of the game was halted.
And in this period, Newport would run in two more tries to seemingly put the game to bed. Dan Robinson and Elliot Frewen crossed in quick succession to increase the lead.
Whatever Ben Rose and Vaughan said to their players at half time obviously worked. A second half comeback to mirror that seen when the sides met last season never really seemed on the cards but the defiant Ravens were not to be denied.
Lloyd Evans scored early on in the half with his side taking the initiative from the outset. The try came from another overthrow but the backrower raced past three tacklers to score. Williams kicked the points to give the visitors hope.
Minutes later, Williams hit the post with another effort, but with pressure on the follow up, he was finally able to bring Bridgend within a score.
Bridgend looked certain to score after a series of scrums in the red zone but Newport escaped following a knock on over the line.
What happened next turned the game on its head. Newport received a red card in the midst of a maul and Bridgend capitalised.
Jamie Murphy collected a loose kick and broke the line in style before releasing wing wizard Glen Lewis to score under the posts. Williams levelled the score line with just over nine minutes to go.
With their scrum now dominant, the Ravens were on top and after Williams struck the post with a penalty, Vaughan followed up and offloaded to Lewis who went over for his second try. Williams landed the conversion from the touchline to seal a remarkable comeback.
Ebbw Vale coach Jason Strange is proud of his side's effort in against Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership final and as WRU TV's Liz Jones finds out, he's now looking forward to Wales' Under 20 campaign with confidence.
The countdown to the Junior World Championships starts in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to WRU U20 coaching co-ordinator Allan Lewis and captain Rory Thornton. We speak to the winning teams at SWALEC Finals Day, Wales Sevens manager Steffan Thomas and Wales women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton.
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A look ahead to Judgement Day and back at youth finals day in the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Andrew Coombs, Jake Ball, James Davies, Dan Lydiate and Josh Navidi. We also speak to Wattstown, Ystradgynlais, Rhydfelin, Pontypool United, Penallta and Pontypridd youth coaches at finals day at the Millennium Stadium.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
The Principality Premiership awards and the Wales U20s get ready for the world cup in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from coach of the year, Ebbw Vale's Jason Strange and Wales scrum half Rhys Webb. We also speak to Wales U20s Rory Thornton, Harrison Keddie, Tom Phillips and Geraint Lewis.
Pontypridd claim the Principality Premiership title - we speak to captain Dafydd Lockyer and coach Gareth Wyatt on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also hear from losing finalists Ebbw Vale and their coach Jason Strange, while Steve Tandy and Dan Baker look ahead to the Ospreys Guinness Pro12 semi-final in Munster and Wales U20 defence coach Richard Hodges talks about the Junior World Championships.
Bargoed gained revenge for their only league loss of the season 25 days earlier by Merthyr as they added the Worthington Mid District Cup at Sardis Road, Pontypridd, to their earlier Championship success with a 39-20 triumph.
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