Bedwas have extended their lead at the top of the Principality Premiership after coming from behind to beat battling Aberavon.
The home side found themselves seven points behind lowly Avon with tries from Sam Williams and Stef Andrews ensuring the travelers led 14-7 at half-time. However, a hat-trick from Rory Budina and further tries from Matthew John, Dean Gunter and Matthew Pewtner secured a valuable bonus point for the hosts. The result gave Aberavon a welcomed bonus point, but they stay only a point off the bottom.
Elsewhere, a comprehensive 36-3 for Pontypridd over rivals Neath at Sardis Road keeps Ponty in second place. A penalty by Dean Cummins provided tenth-placed Neath's only consolation.
Carmarthen Quins swept away Bridgend 30-19 and secured a bonus point in the process after going over four times, with two tries coming from centre Jason Harris.
No points were scored in the second half between Newport and Llandovery with the match finishing 18-18. Dan Robinson and Adam Davies went over for hosts Newport while tries from Llandovery's Andrew Claypole, Jack Roberts and Richie Pugh ensured both teams shared the spoils.
Cross Keys beat Llanelli 28-24 at home with a penalty try and a drop-kick by Dorian Jones helping them leap over the Scarlets into third place.
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We watch the new grass growing and being stitched together in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to Millennium Stadium groundsman Lee Evans, Wales great Ieuan Evans gives an overview on the new strategy announced by head of rugby Josh Lewsey, while we also hear from Bedwas, Aberavon and Carmarthen Quins in the Principality Premiership.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was welcomed with open arms by the staff and players at Crymych recently when he hosted a training session in memory of former club captain and coach, Glyndwr Richards.
We hear about the WRU's annual report and some exciting new plans for schools and clubs round Wales in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. WRU finance director Steve Phillips explains the money side, while head of rugby Josh Lewsey explains his new strategy for schools and clubs. We also get reaction from all round Wales.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey and representatives of grassroots clubs in Wales who helped finalise the policy. We also hear from WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema, plus Llanelli and Cardiff in the Principality Premiership.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts took time out of his club commitments to raise the profile of the campaign launch held at Pontyclun Rugby Club.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Interview with WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
We hear from the Wales camps in South Africa and New Zealand, as well as the EGM, in this week's principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. Defence coach Shaun Edwards and forwards coach Robin McBryde look ahead to the Springboks, Angus O'Brien and Mark Taylor look back at heartbreak for Wales Under 20s, while group chief executive Roger Lewis and chairman David Pickering face the Welsh press after being vindicated at the EGM.
Newport are certainly having an indifferent season so far and having gone close in a number of matches they have only two league wins to their name as they prepare to face Neath tomorrow afternoon (KO 1.30pm)
This time last year Ospreys prop Nicky Smith was playing in the Principality Premiership with Swansea. He chats to WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and explains why the Premiership is so important in developing our stars of the future.