Ebbw Vale's unbeaten run continued as they overcame Bridgend Atheletic 43-24 with a bonus point victory. Six individual try scorers and four conversion from Ian Smerdon set the league leaders on their way and although Matt Heats and Daniel Howells tries for the visitors they could not match Ebbw Vale.
Narbeth remain a distant second despite a comfortable 33-3 victory over Beddau. The visitors managed just one penalty, kicked by Tom Benjamin as the hosts ran in three tries. Steve Madde and Ianto Griffiths added to a penalty try and Griffiths converted all three, as well as adding twelve points from penalties. Beddau remain stuck in 11th.
Tondu, one place below Narbeth, didn't fare any better as they went down 40-10 against Pontypool. They were just three points behind at half time thanks to a Matthew Morgan try converted by Gareth Powell, who also scored a penalty. But Pontpool added 27 points after the interval to add to Dan Haile's first half try and Sam Mills' penalty. Trevor James got the second try of they day for the hosts and Luke Dyckhoff added two more, all converted by Sam Mills, who scored a further three penalties.
Bargoed's good form continued against bottom side Bonymaen as they ran out 39-12 winners. Nathan Brookes and Nick Clancy scored for the visitors, with Richard Cunliffe adding a conversion, but tries from Lewis Protheroe, Darren Humphries, Luke Smalley, Geraint Edmonds and a penalty try saw the hosts home. Josh Prosser added four conversions and a penalty.
RGC 1404 remain in fourth after they smashed Llanharan 64-7, scoring 10 tries. Lewis Barker got two and there were nine other scorers as they took a comfortable 40-7 lead at half time before consolidating in the second half. Lewis Barker added four conversions and Rodney Carlton-Jones kicked the fifth in the emphatic victory.
The mid-table battle between Cardiff Met and Tata Steel saw the students edge a tight game 25-14. The sides were level at half time after James Beal scored for the hosts, converted by Mark Cooke, and Gareth Edwards went over for the visitors with Evans adding the conversion. But Cardiff Met turned the screw in the second half and Chris Lewis went over to put them in front. A penalty try converted by Simon Evans kept Tata in contention but Mark Cooke's two penalties and a late try were enough to give Cardiff victory.
This week on the Principality Premiership Podcast, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Carmarthen Quins head coach Louie Tonkin who is aiming to close the gap on leading duo, Pontypridd and Ebbw Vale, with victory against Bridgend tomorrow.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
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.