Ebbw Vale extended their lead at the top of the Swalec Championship and secured local bragging rights thanks to a narrow 13-19 victory over Pontypool.
Tries from Carl Meyer and Wes Cunliffe gave the Steelmen a 3-13 lead at halftime, and despite a Steve Pooler score a Ronny Keynes try secured the points.
At the other end of the table Beddau squeezed past Bridgend Athletic 17-15. Glen Slater scored twice as Beddau cruised to a 14-point lead but Bridgend rallied, with Steve Lewis missing a last minute conversion to secure the draw.
There was another tight game at Blackwood, with Alex Jenkins' last minute try giving Narberth a 30-28 victory.
Bargoed also won at the death as they beat Cardiff Met 16-17, with the whistle going straight after fly-half Joel Prosser converted Lee Peterson's try.
There was a more straightforward affair at the Welfare Ground as Newbridge sailed to a comfortable 31-0 win over bottom of the table Bonymaen, with Richard Powell converting all four tries.
Twenty points from Cody Rees gave Llanharan a 34-27 win over Tata Steel, a win which moves them clear of The Saints.
Tata Steel outscored Llanaran four tries to three, with Ross Pritchard going over twice, but the boot of Rees guided Llanharan to victory.
Elsewhere, RCG 1404 beat Tondu easily away from home. RCG scored eight tries, with braces for Hopkins and Hugh Grundy, as the Waterwheelers were easily dispatched.
Plenty of award winners in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast.Dragons centre Tyler Morgan wins one of the top awards for up and coming talent with the SportingWales Rising Stars 2015 award. Scarlets and Wales outside half Hannah Jones is one of the runners-up. We also he from community clubs as the season approaches and Principality Premiership unsung hero Ron Taylor of Ebbw Vale.
Actor and Millennium Stadium Tour Guide Gareth Bale has been performing his one-man play about Wales rugby legend Ray Gravell across Wales. He chats to WRU TV before taking his show to the Edinburgh Festival.
After widespread consultation, the WRU has made major changes to its pathway programme for girls rugby with a spring and summer season being introduced with immediate effect in order to respond to a clear demand to play the game.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
We cover the big news the 2017 Champions League Final will be coming to the Millennium Stadium, in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford, First Minister Carwyn Jones and WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis. Wales coach Warren Gatland describes their high altitude training in Switzerland, national match officials manager Nigel Whitehouse talks about the community coaches and referees conference, while we have a special feature on Cardiff Blues U18 girls sevens squad preparing for their first Gemau Cymru, with some help from internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
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.
Principality Building Society has joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Union to offer every club in Wales the opportunity to reward their most cherished volunteers with tickets for Wales' Dove Men Test clash with Italy at the Millennium Stadium next weekend, Saturday 5th September 2015 (5.00pm).
A day of entertainment is promised during the Foster's National 7s at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 30 August, with games, fancy dress prizes and festive food and drink on offer as an added bonus alongside some fast and furious rugby.