And then there was one! The battle of the two unbeaten teams in the SWALEC Championship ended in a convincing 27-9 away win for the reigning champions Ebbw Vale over the students of Cardiff Met..
A game that was delicately poised at 6-7 in favour of the visitors at the break really swung on the controversial sending off of home skipper Tom Hall for an alleged tip-tackle midway through the first half.
The students eventually ran out of steam against Ebbw's powerful pack, their plight being made all the worse when they were reduced to 13 players in the second half with a player in the sin bin.
Mark Cook kicked all the points for the students with three penalties while Ebbw skipper bagged one of two pushover tries - Ronny Kynes got the other - and there was also a penalty try.
Wing Wes Cunliffe grabbed the other try and Ian Smerdon added two conversions and Carl Meyer kicked a penalty.
It meant a change of order at the top of the table with Ebbw Vale moving four points clear of the students at the top, while Pontypool went level on 15 points with Cardiff Met in third.
Their 32-23 home win over Bonymaen was played out in front of legendary coach Ray Prosser, who was treated to four tries from the home side's backline.
Full back Josh Hurley, wings Chris Laing and Trevor James and centre Mark Thorley were the home try scorers, whilst Sam Mills added 12 points with the boot.
Bonymaen were still in the game at the break, trailing 10-9 after Richard Cunliffe had kicked three penalties. They scored two second half tries through centre Mark Simons and flanker Kim Kelly, both of which Cunliffe converted.
Tondu hit back from being 14-0 down at home to Llanharan to win 20-17.
Tries from centre Mark Roberts, scrum half Joe Heatley and flanker Matthew Morgan were at the heart of their fightback.
Llanharan scored two first half tries through outside Codey Rees and number eight Huw Thomas, but could only muster a Rees penalty after the break.
Tata Steel went on a seven try rampage at home to Beddau running out 49-10 victors in the end.
Outside half Simon Evans scored a trademark interception try and ended the game with 17 points. Other tries came from Gareth John, skipper Gareth Edwards, Ben Davies, Gareth Beer, Ross Pritchard and a penalty try.
RGC notched a record high score of 56 points in the Championship as they ran in eight tries in a 56-10 triumph at Blackwood.
Number eight Kelvin Davies helped himself to a hat-trick and Lewis Barker came on to score two tries and kick three conversions.
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.
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.
Newport are certainly having an indifferent season so far and having gone close in a number of matches they have only two league wins to their name as they prepare to face Neath tomorrow afternoon (KO 1.30pm)
This time last year Ospreys prop Nicky Smith was playing in the Principality Premiership with Swansea. He chats to WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and explains why the Premiership is so important in developing our stars of the future.
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