Ebbw Vale made it two from two in the Swalec Championship as they piled on 20 points in the second half against title rivals Bargoed in a 33-16 home win.
There were four tries to earn the Steelmen a bonus point and keep them in contention at the top of the table. Tries from Joe Franchi, Jack Flower, Wes Cunliffe and Sion Jones proved too much for the visitors.
But while the reigning champions have picked up nine points from their opening two matches, they find themselves trailing the unbeaten Cardiff Met and Pontypool.
Hot on the heels of their bonus point win at Llanharan on the opening weekend of the campaign the students from Cyncoed ran in six tries in a 41-5 demolition of Bonymaen that took them to the top of the table.
Back row man James Harris and wing Chris Leversely crossed for first-half tries to give the home side a 10-5 interval lead. Then they went on the rampage in the second half.
Further tries flowed from three-quarters Ben Axton-Burnett (2), Garyn Smith and James Beal. The only response from Bonymaen was a first half try by prop Jordan Collins.
Pontypool's wonder start to the season continued as they fought to the end to beat Bridgend Athletic 31-24 having trailed 21-10 at the break. First half tries from Dan Howells, Ross Parsons and Dan Belu, all converted by Steve Lewis, had given the visitors a handy lead at the break.
But Pontypool turned on the style in the second half and Jordan Williams crossed for the fourth try to ensure a second successive bonus point. Niall Martin converted all four tries and ended with 11 points from the boot.
Beddau picked up a win on the road at newly promoted Tondu, skipper Glen Slater's try helping to secure a 17-13 victory, while Llanharan had outside half Codey Rees to thank for their 33-16 win at Blackwood.
Rees kicked 18 points as he converted tries from Nathan Huish, Callum Thomas and Huw Thomas. He also kicked four penalties, while Blackwood had tries from Matthew McGovern and David Ford and two penalties from Dan Butler.
Bev Howells kept his nerve to kick the winning goal with the last kick of the match to steer Newbridge to their first win of their 125th anniversary season, a 23-20 home triumph over Tata Steel. The centre had earlier crossed for one of his side's three tries.
The home side were 20-10 ahead at the break, but the visitors hit back to level the scores at 20-20. Then Howells stepped up to steal the glory.
RGC 1404 made up for their opening day defeat by Ebbw Vale by hitting back with a 22-18 win at Narberth. While all the home points came through penalty goals, the north Walians conjured up three tries through Adam Williams, Tom Blackwell and Wales Under 20 centre Harri Evans.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
We hear from the Wales camps in South Africa and New Zealand, as well as the EGM, in this week's principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. Defence coach Shaun Edwards and forwards coach Robin McBryde look ahead to the Springboks, Angus O'Brien and Mark Taylor look back at heartbreak for Wales Under 20s, while group chief executive Roger Lewis and chairman David Pickering face the Welsh press after being vindicated at the EGM.
Cross Keys flanker Scott Matthews capped off a fine season when he won the last Principality Premiership Player of the Month award before a surprise visit by Alun-Wyn Jones saw him crowned Best Newcomer of the Year.
Pontypridd's dominance in this year's Principality Premiership was reflected in last night's Awards evening held at the Millennium Stadium where Paul John, Geraint Walsh claimed individual awards while Ponty picked up the Fair Play award as well.
WRU TV's Liz Jones has to contend with an enthusiastic PA as she interviews victorious Pontypridd coach Paul John after he guided his side to victory in the Principality Premiership final at Sardis Road.
Cross Keys head to Sardis Road on Sunday showing no fear as they face Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership Play-off Final. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie gets the low-down from both camps before the big game.
Defending Principality Premiership champions Pontypridd are chasing an unprecedented double double this Sunday at Sardis Road when they host Cross Keys who are gunning for revenge after being brushed aside in the SWALEC Cup final.
500 days to go to Rugby World Cup and SWALEC Finals Day on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. WRU chairman David Pickering and First Minister Carwyn Jones look ahead to the Rugby World Cup, while we hear from all three winners on SWALEC Finals Day, Pontypridd's Dafydd Lockyer, Merthyr's Lee Jarvis and Clwb Rygbi Caerdydd's Gareth Williams, as well as former Wales wing Simon Hill on coaching his village team Llantwit Major.
Carmarthen Quins or Cross Keys are just 80 minutes away from taking on Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership final - but first they have to win Sunday's semi-final play-off at Carmarthen Park (KO 5.30pm).
Hear from all six clubs at SWALEC Finals Day on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Pontypridd's Dafydd Lockyer, while former coach Dale McIntosh reflects on their British and Irish Cup campaign. Cross Keys backs coach Morgan Stoddart and Wales U20 outside half Angus O'Brien on their challenge. Merthyr's Lee Jarvis and Rhiwbina's Gareth Lintern look at their Plate Final. Clwb Rygby Caerdydd's Owain Tudur and Llantwit Major's Shaun Shea on the Bowl Final. Former Llantwit Youth player Dafydd Hewitt of the Blues also looks forward to the game.
It's crunch time at both ends of the Principality Premiership where Cross Keys and Carmarthen Quins are chasing a home tie in the play-offs while Aberavon and Swansea are attempting to avoid the drop. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and Will Thomas preview the action.
The Principality Premiership kicks off tomorrow and we begin the new season with an extended podcast where WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to defending champions Pontypridd, newcomers Ebbw Vale, Carmarthen Quins and members of the press.
We celebrate 10 years of the Principality Premiership in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to the building society's group chief executive Graeme Yourston, plus Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins back at the Sardis Road launch. We hear from Geraint Lewis of Pontypridd, Lee Beach of Neath and Duane Goodfield of Ebbw Vale. WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis welcomes a new deal with Mercedes Benz, along with Wales centre Scott Williams.
Developing the game in Wales and creating a stable and progressive environment for players of the future
Taking the grass roots game out across the length and breadth of the nation, the SWALEC Leagues are the focus of the community rugby in Wales
The SWALEC Cup, Plate and Bowl continue the legacy of the WRU Challenge Cup, culminating in a shot at glory at the Millennium Stadium
Women's Community Rugby embraces both the regional and community club game from Girls' Leagues through to the Women's Premier Division