Pontypridd clinched their third SWALEC Cup in four seasons with a 21-8 victory over Cross Keys at the Millennium Stadium.
Paul John's men kept their hopes alive of an historic double, which would see them become the first side to win the league and cup two seasons in a row.
Ponty avenged their 2012 final defeat at the hands of Keys with tries from James Howe and Gavin Dacey and 11 points from the boot of Simon Humberstone.
Nathan Trowbridge scored a try to lift his team's hopes of victory, but the Keys couldn't force their way past strong Pontypridd defence.
Fly-half Dorian Jones thumped Cross Keys into the lead after 10 minutes. But his counterpart Humberstone, who played in the Blues victory over Connacht less than 24 hours before, slotted a penalty two minutes later to level the scores.
An electric break from Ponty wing Lewis Williams almost gave his side the lead before the Principality Premiership leaders rumbled over for their first try.
Locke collected Aled Morris's line-out throw and the Pontypridd pack shunted Howe over the line to score and boost his team's hopes of a second double in as many seasons.
Jones had the chance to pull Ponty's lead back to two points after the men from Sardis Road were caught offside. But the Keys kicker saw his long-range shot drop just short.
Keys scrum-half Rhys Dyer was then penalised for obstruction as Elliot Jones sliced through the defensive line.
And Humberstone stretched the Valley Commandos' lead to eight points three minutes from half-time with a 45-metre penalty.
The Ponty stand-off kept the scoreboard ticking over with a well-timed drop goal to give his side a 14-3 advantage just after half-time.
The decisive score came through centre Dacey after 62 minutes.Man-of-the-match Geraint Walsh found talismanic captain Dafydd Lockyer running a dangerous angle, he sliced through and picked out Dacey who crashed over from five metres out.
Cross Keys hit-back just three minutes later to prove they were far from finished. Replacement scrum-half Trowbridge sniped through a gap in the defence to score - but Steffan Jones missed the conversion.
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)