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.
WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and Alex Bywater have a ringside seat as Tonga prepare for the international clash against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Under duress, the duo speed through this week's Principality Premiership games.
The launch of the Dove Men's International Series in this week's Princiipality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We preview South Africa with Sam Warburton, Rob Howley, George North and Adam Jones. Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens go along to Dyffryn Taf school in Whitland to launch the educational side of Scorch the Dragon. WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis was also there, while we speak to head Robert Newsome and pupils. Russia coach Kingsley Jones looks ahead to facing Japan in Colwyn Bay.
Wales hero Jonathan Davies took time out from Test match preparations to join a unique literacy lesson at his former school, Dyffryn Taf in Whitland, Carmarthenshire. British and Irish Lions and Scarlets centre Davies was joined by his international and Regional team-mate Ken Owens, back in the classroom, to help introduce the Welsh Rugby Union's new mascot Scorch to pupils.
We build up to South Africa, Wales Women's World Cup draw and John Dawes goes back to school in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Sam Warburton, Ken Owens and Rhys Patchell in the Wales squad, Wales Women Rachel Taylor and Jenny Davies, while it was a special day at Lewis Boys when Wales and Lions legend John Dawes returned to his old school.
We hear from Wales coach Warren Gatland looking forward to the Dove Men's Series on this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. New Blues defence coach Dale McIntosh talks about the wrench of leaving Pontypridd,Wales Sevens captain Adam Thomas, plus we hear from Rhymney, Pontllanfraith and Monmouth about their clubs at a NatWest Rugby Force workshop.
It is the launch of the new Wales rugby kit in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Lions Ian Evans and Alex Cuthbert about the new Under Armour kit, while Scarlets pair Rhodri Williams and Emyr Phillips talk Heineken Cup. It is the launch of the NatWest Rugby Force, we hear from NatWest regional manager Wales Mark Douglas, WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis, WRU head of rugby Josh Lewsey and Wales captain Ryan Jones. Wales Sevens pair Chris Knight and Adam Field look back on the Australian leg of the IRB World Series.
We arte down on the street in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We go to Blaenavon to hear about the latest stage of the WRU's street rugby from Wales captain Ryan Jones, former hooker Lloyd Burns, Dragons rugby development manager Greg Woods and the minister for culture and sport, John Griffiths. We also speak to Newport, Neath, Carmarthen Quins and Swansea about their hopes in the Principality Premiership.
A special tribute to Cliff Morgan, one of the all-time greats of Welsh rugby, in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We go to his funeral on the Isle of Wight and speak to Barry John, Mary Peters, Clive Rowlands and Roger Lewis about the great man. We also hear from Llandovery, Bridgend, Cardiff and Bedwas about the Principality Premiership, while Wales U20s centre JAck Dixon talks about facing Lions star Jonathan Davies.
In a bumper-length episode, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and Alex Bywater preview this season's Principality Premiership. Bridgend, Carmarthen Quins and Llanelli all provide special guests in this season's opener.