The Ospreys remain in pole position to make it three titles on the trot after overcoming the Dragons in the WRU Women's Regional championship at Llandarcy on Sunday.
The defending champions outscored the Dragons three tries to one to edge home against some stubborn opposition to claim their second win on the bounce. With one round to go, the Ospreys sit proudly at the top of the points table.
Dragons fly half Elinor Snowsill opened the scoring with a well struck penalty before Charlie Murray quickly responded with a try.
The Dragons regained the lead through Leila Johns's try before Ffion Bowen levelled the score in the 63rd minute. Both teams through the kitchen sink at each other and eventually the Dragons defence creaked just enough for replacement scrum half Sian Moore to dive over two minutes from time to secure a hard fought 15-10 victory for the Ospreys.
In another keenly contested clash, the Scarlets won their first match of the campaign by repelling the challenge of the Blues to come out on top 15-7.
Cente Elen Evans raced over in the sixth minute and with Jodie Evans adding the conversion, the Scarlets had the upper hand early on. With Evans adding a penalty in the 12th minute, things looked ominous for the Blues but they hit back through Elin Huxtable. Robyn Wilkins added the extras to bring the Blues right back into the game.
In a game which could have gone either way, Rhian McCulloch sealed the win for the Scarlets to secure their first scalp.
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.
Pontypridd captain Dafydd Lockyer says his side will play with 'no fear' when they take on Worcester Warriors at Sixways in the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup on the weekend of January 23/24/25, 2015.