Newport outside half Daniel Griffiths was the toast of the 2,642 crowd at Rodney Parade as he kept his nerve to slot a 40 metre penalty deep into injury time to maintain his side's unbeaten run at the top of the Welsh Premiership.
The battle of the boots had looked like going the way of the visitors' Giles Thomas as Carmarthen Quins led 31-30 at the end of normal time, but Griffiths had other ideas. Four minutes into injury time he got another penalty chance
and he hit the mark to make it eight wins and a draw in their opening nine matches. It was nip and tuck all the way, with the mighty Quins leading 28-24 at the interval.
Two tries from Emyr Jones and a third from Josh Freeman hoisted them into contention and the deadly accurate boot of Thomas did the rest. Thomas knocked over two conversions and added four penalties for a match haul of 16 points. Griffiths helped himself to 13 to back up Newport's four tries. Outside half Lee Thomas helped himself to 20 points as Pontypridd beat Llanharan 50-20 at Sardis Road, while defending champions Pontypool pipped their biggest rivals Aberavon 8-5.
Swansea were overrun at home by Caerphilly, who emerged 44-34 victors at St Helens, while Neath beat Ebbw Vale 43-11 thanks to 18 points from Matthew Jones. Llanelli notched their second win of the campaign with a stunning 33-11 triumph at Bedwas, where centre Gavin Evans scored 15 points, and Cross Keys full back Darren Miles scored 19 points as he steered his side to a 39-24 home win over Cardiff.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.