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.
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.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey and representatives of grassroots clubs in Wales who helped finalise the policy. We also hear from WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema, plus Llanelli and Cardiff in the Principality Premiership.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts took time out of his club commitments to raise the profile of the campaign launch held at Pontyclun Rugby Club.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Interview with WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema.
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.