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.
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.
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.
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.
The renowned Scottish Trip immortalised in a Max Boyce song has reached a notable milestone with a Welsh rugby club celebrating a fifty year link with their chosen counterparts from north of the border.