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.
School and college pupils from school club hubs across the Blues region were invited to the WRU National Centre of Excellence this week to complete the Level 1 Referee course. Nigel Owens was one of the tutors and more courses of this kind will be run around Wales to cater for the demand, to increase the number of qualified referees available to officiate school and club rugby, and to find potential future referees of the senior game.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
The top three teams of the Principality Premiership put their unbeaten runs on the line this weekend. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespies is joined by South Wales Argus rugby writer Chris Kirwan to discuss the weekend's action
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
Tomorrow will see the first six-point try scored in the northern hemisphere when the Principality Premiership kicks off. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with WRU National match Officials Manager Nigel Whitehouse, and Pontypridd winger Alex Webber as they look ahead to the innovative changes.
The annual Women's club launch was held at the Wales Centre of Excellence where National Women's Head Coach and Programme Lead Rhys Edwards, Competition Secretary Adrian Howell and Cardiff Met player Ffion Jones express eagerness for the new campaign to get under way.
Plenty of award winners in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast.Dragons centre Tyler Morgan wins one of the top awards for up and coming talent with the SportingWales Rising Stars 2015 award. Scarlets and Wales outside half Hannah Jones is one of the runners-up. We also he from community clubs as the season approaches and Principality Premiership unsung hero Ron Taylor of Ebbw Vale.
Actor and Millennium Stadium Tour Guide Gareth Bale has been performing his one-man play about Wales rugby legend Ray Gravell across Wales. He chats to WRU TV before taking his show to the Edinburgh Festival.
After widespread consultation, the WRU has made major changes to its pathway programme for girls rugby with a spring and summer season being introduced with immediate effect in order to respond to a clear demand to play the game.
The Welsh Rugby Union has reiterated its strong stance to players at all levels of the game to ensure they train and compete cleanly for the good of the game following a player suspension for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.