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.
This week on the Principality Premiership Podcast, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Carmarthen Quins head coach Louie Tonkin who is aiming to close the gap on leading duo, Pontypridd and Ebbw Vale, with victory against Bridgend tomorrow.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
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.
A special interview with WRU National Manager of Womens Rugby Caroline Spanton in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also hear from Bridgend and Carmarthen Quins, as well as rising star Tyler Morgan.
We look at the SSE SWALEC Cup and the European Challenge Cup in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Pontypridd, Cross Keys, Skewen, as well as Blues outside half Gareth Anscombe and Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies.