Penallta will be hoping to bounce back from their first home defeat in almost two years when they head to Treorchy in Swalec Division One East this weekend.
They were beaten 23-22 by Heol y Cyw thanks to a last minute drop goal from Harley Thompson that allowed the visitors to steal the spoils after an epic battle. Mike Huckridge chipped in with five penalties and scrum half Matt Pound grabbed a vital try.
The home side had 17 points from the boot of Gary Wilkes to keep them in contention and they also earned a penalty try. It was Penallta's first league defeat of the season and the blow was eased by the fact second placed Rumney also lost their unbeaten tag.
In a classic Cardiff derby, in which both sides scored four tries, Glamorgan Wanderers finally picked up their first win of the campaign as they triumphed 35-32 in a real cliff hanger. Owen Marshall crossed twice for the visitors, while Joe Griffin and Ray Bishop also scored tries.
There were 15 points from the boot of Sean Cochlin to add into the mix and give the Wanderers, relegated from the Championship last season, some confidence ahead of this weekend's home clash with Heol y Cyw.
Rumney will look to pick up the pieces at home against Rhydyfelin, who also notched their first win of the season last weekend with an impressive 29-17 win over Ystrad Rhondda.
Merthyr's transformation under new coach Lee Jarvis from basement side to table-toppers continued as they ran in another six tries in a 36-5 home win over Ynysybwl. That came on top of the nine tries they had run in the previous weekend against Treorchy.
The Ironmen head to Bedlinog this weekend and will be hoping win Owain Morgan can maintain his try scoring form after running in a brace against Ynysybwl. Outstanding lock Iwan Williams, full back Josh Flye and new back row man Chris Davies also crossed the visitors' line and there was also a penalty try.
Newly promoted Nelson got their first win under their belt with a 26-13 home win over Treorchy and will head to Ynysybwl with greater confidence this weekend. Ross Bevan, Ben Cullen and Kirk Clabby scored the home tries.
Gilfach Goch's 15-8 home win over Bedlinog came courtesy of a Michael Hughes touchdown and a penalty try. They travel to Ystrad Rhondda this weekend.
Ebbw Vale coach Jason Strange is proud of his side's effort in against Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership final and as WRU TV's Liz Jones finds out, he's now looking forward to Wales' Under 20 campaign with confidence.
The countdown to the Junior World Championships starts in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to WRU U20 coaching co-ordinator Allan Lewis and captain Rory Thornton. We speak to the winning teams at SWALEC Finals Day, Wales Sevens manager Steffan Thomas and Wales women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton.
We hear from JPR Williams, Tommy David and all six clubs in SWALEC Finals Day, as well as the first woman to referee a game at the Millennium Stadium, in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. JPR and David reminisce over the 1979 final, while we hear from Pontypridd, Bridgend, Ystrad Rhondda, Ystradgynlais, Cambrian Welfare and Newcastle Emlyn. Kath Pritchard became the forst Welsh woman to referee a game at the Millennium Stadium - we speak to her and WRU community referee development officer Paul Adams.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
A look ahead to Judgement Day and back at youth finals day in the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Andrew Coombs, Jake Ball, James Davies, Dan Lydiate and Josh Navidi. We also speak to Wattstown, Ystradgynlais, Rhydfelin, Pontypool United, Penallta and Pontypridd youth coaches at finals day at the Millennium Stadium.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
The Principality Premiership awards and the Wales U20s get ready for the world cup in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from coach of the year, Ebbw Vale's Jason Strange and Wales scrum half Rhys Webb. We also speak to Wales U20s Rory Thornton, Harrison Keddie, Tom Phillips and Geraint Lewis.
Pontypridd claim the Principality Premiership title - we speak to captain Dafydd Lockyer and coach Gareth Wyatt on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also hear from losing finalists Ebbw Vale and their coach Jason Strange, while Steve Tandy and Dan Baker look ahead to the Ospreys Guinness Pro12 semi-final in Munster and Wales U20 defence coach Richard Hodges talks about the Junior World Championships.
Bargoed gained revenge for their only league loss of the season 25 days earlier by Merthyr as they added the Worthington Mid District Cup at Sardis Road, Pontypridd, to their earlier Championship success with a 39-20 triumph.
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