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.
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.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The largest and most comprehensive Principality Premiership coaching conference to date took place on Saturday with members of Wales' national management team passing on their knowledge and best practices to coaches from across the Premiership.
Magnificent Sevens in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. The Wales squad for the Commonwealth Games was announced, we hear from captain Adam Thomas, Team Wales chef de mission Brian Davies and coach Gareth Williams. Former Wales World Cup winner Richie Pugh gives his verdict while we also speak to Bedwas try machine Rory Budina about hoping to repeat his success as the top try scorer in the Principality Premiership.
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