There was a huge sigh of relief from the home supporters at St Helen's as they saw Swansea won only their third match of the season against Newport in the Principality Premiership
Swansea were in control throughout the match and took a half-time lead with their No 8 Dan Baker scoring their first try.
Newport attempted a comeback iat the start of the second half and did so with a couple of Geraint O'Driscoll penalties. However, it was Andrew Paul who scored Swansea's second try of the afternoon which sealed their 24-9 victory.
Llandovery climbed into the play-off places win a 10-5 away win at Bridgend. It was a poor first half with just a James Garland penalty separating the two sides, but the game sprang into life in the 70th minute when Richie Pugh went over the line for a Llandovery try converted by Rhodri Williams.
Bridgend responded in the closing moments of the game with a Tom Grabham try. The result leaves Bridgend fourth from bottom with just two games to go.
In the other result, Llanelli made int three wins in a row after their narrow 7-6 victory over second place Bedwas. Nick Reynolds scored the only try of the match.
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.
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.