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.
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.