Reigning champions Ebbw Vale went on the rampage against near neighbours Blackwood to consolidate their place at the top of the Swalec Championships.
The Steelmen ran in six tries in a 45-6 home win to stretch their lead at the top of the table and extend their unbeaten run this season to five games. Ronnie Kynes helped himself to a hat-trick and there were further tries from Carl Meyer, Steve Davies and Gareth Rusby-Davies.
Ian Snowden converted four of the home tries and Meyer also added another. Blackwood were restricted to two penalties.
There was a shock for second placed Cardiff Met as they were held to a high scoring, thrill a minute 36-36 draw at Narberth. The students were leading 20-7 at half-time and seemingly coasting to another win.
But the home side never gave up and hit back with two second half tries. Johnny Morgan was the Narberth hero with two tries and Mick Gole got the third, while Michael Griffiths kicked 18 points and James Stephenson landed a drop goal..
Cardiff Met tries came from Sam Jones, Ben Ellis and Pierre Tucker. Mark Cooke landed three conversions and five penalties for a match tally of 21 points.
Pontypool were able to move up into second place thanks to their battling 26-20 away win at RGC1404 in north Wales. There were three tries for the visitors, from Josh Hurley, Trevor James and captain Luke Dyckhoff, and Sam Mills kicked 11 points.
The home side slipped to their second home defeat of the season despite scoring two tries.
Bargoed were convincing 45-10 home winners over Beddau in a game which saw Darren Humphreys and Lewis Protheroe each score two tries. Josh Prosser kicked five out of seven conversions.
Tata Steel maintained their good run of form with a 26-16 away win at Bridgend Athletic. Simon Evans was the visitors' hero as he kicked 16 points.
Bonymaen celebrated their first league win of the season as they beat Tondu 17-15 at home. In a tight game it was a try from Jonathan Jones that settled matters in the home team's favour after the game had been level at 10-10 at the interval.
Richard Cunliffe added the match winning conversion to ensure that Joseph Gatt's second half try for Tondu was overtaken.
Llanharan won 37-24 at the Dairy Field to enable them to overtake Newbridge in the middle of the table. Points machine Codey Rees was at it again as the outside half scored a try and kicked three conversions and a penalty for a match tally of 14 points.
Two big events at the Millennium Stadium in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We have a special report on the Welsh Varsity Match, bringing you the atmosphere from the Millennium Stadium, plus reaction from man of the match Nicky Thomas, Swansea coach Richard Lancaster and Cardiff's Martyn Fowler. We also hear from Merthyr and Glynneath about their clash in the SWALEC Plate, while Ospreys outside half Dan Biggar looks forward to the Wales tour to South Africa.
This week WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie is joined by Will Thomas as they preview an action packed weekend of Principality Premiership rugby while they also look at Pontypridd's prospects in the British and Irish Cup quarter-finals.
A special interview with Matthew Rees on his return to action in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also speak to Scarlet Josh Turnbull, Wales Sevens coach Gareth Williams and Aberavon coach Jason Hyatt.
We hear from some of the clubs in action in the SWALEC Cup, Plate and Bowl on this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear reaction to the semi-final draw from Llantwit Fardre, Rhiwbina, Old Illtydians and Cross Keys. Dragons back rower Lewis Evans looks ahead to Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium, Wales scrum half Rhys Webb on his return and Wales Sevens coach Gareth Williams looks ahead to Hong Kong.
WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey delivers his forward-looking review in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. He looks at the future of the game in Wales along with National Rugby Development Manager Jason Lewis and National Performance Manager Gethin Watts. Warren Gatland and Gethin Jenkins look back at the Six Nations, Paul John talks about his new role at the Blues after leaving Wales Sevens, while we also talk to Wales Sevens coach Gareth Williams and captain Adam Thomas.
Can Carmarthen Quins steal a march on nearest rivals Pontypridd in this weekend's Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie and Alex Bywater ponder this and other questions as we come to the business end of the season.
WRU Development Officers in the Swansea area are hosting regular rugby festivals to get local school children involved in the game. In an additional move, the festivals also give local college students the chance to take their first steps into coaching the game. WRU TV went along to find out more.
The Welsh Rugby Union has joined forces with England Rugby 2015 to reward rugby club volunteers with the opportunity to join 'The Pack' - the official volunteer programme for Rugby World Cup 2015 games at Millennium Stadium.
The hugely popular WRU Rugby Stars courses have been extended to include a Disability Inclusive Camp in each region which offers opportunities and activities for children and young people with any disability or learning disability.
Simon Humberstone showed nerves of steel to land a late penalty to send Pontypridd through to the semi-finals of the British and Irish Cup with a last-gasp 16-14 victory against Cornish Pirates at Mennaye Field.
Pontypridd's season takes another turn as it challenges for honours on a cross border level, with an away British & Irish Cup quarter final tie against Cornish Pirates this afternoon at the Mennaye Field inPenzance (KO 2pm).