Bargoed, Newbridge and Ebbw Vale continued their winning ways in the SWALEC Championship by recording their fourth successive victories.
Tata Steel made Newbridge work hard for their 18-13 win at the Welfare Ground. Full back Ceri Young crossed for both Newbridge tries and Neil Burnett added one conversion and a brace of penalties.
Bargoed romped into a 28-0 half time lead against visitors Bridgend Athletic before storming to a 43-12 win, running in seven tries.
Wing Gareth Dare went over for a hat-trick, no 8 Lewis Weyman touched down twice and centre Simon Parry and replacement scrum half Craig Wilson added the others. Josh Prosser converted four of the tries.
Ebbw Vale were far too strong for Pontypool and the leading points scorers in the Championship raced to a 55-8 success at Eugene Cross Park.
A last minute try by wing Connor Trueman gave Cardiff Met a 25-22 win at Beddau.
Josh Walker, Tom Hall and Tom Bax also went over for the Students with Mark Cook slotting a conversion and penalty goal.
The home side were awarded a penalty try converted by Tom Benjamin who also landed five penalties but the victory was snatched from them right at the end by Trueman.
Narberth edged out Blackwood 35-32 in a thrilling encounter at Glan yr Afon Park where both sides crossed for five tries apiece. One extra penalty goal from centre James Russell gave the Otters the win.
Three penalties and a conversion of a Stuart Allen try by outside half Ian Brooks was enough to give Bonymaen a 16-13 victory over visitors Glamorgan Wanderers.
Whitland are still searching for that elusive first victory after they went down 32-18 at home to Llanharan who also bagged a bonus point with four tries. Cody Rees was the star for the winners with a try, three conversions and a penalty goal.
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.