Next Saturday's clash between the top two Division clubs - Pontypool and Aberavon - at the Talbot Athletic Ground, promises to be the biggest game of the season outside the Premiership.
Both clubs won again last Saturday with Pontypool thrashing Tredegar by a staggering 87-8, scoring 13 tries and converting 11 of them, while Aberavon had a far harder task to win at Llandovery.
The Wizards were down and out at 24-8, but fought back to 24-22 when Jamie Davies dropped a goal and flanker Andrew Thomas scored a try near the end.
Byron Hayward spearheaded Pontypool's cause with eight conversions and provided such a good link, that 11 tries came from his back division. It took Pontypool to 93 tries in 19 matches, but Aberavon are six points behind with two matches in hand and have scored 84 tries.
Llandovery stay in third place while the fourth and fifth clubs - Newbridge and Carmarthen Quins - did not play. The bottom five clubs all lost as Narberth jumped up a place following their 53-22 mauling of Treorchy with fly half Simon Daniel notching 23 points and scrum half Adrian Killa scoring a try hat-trick.
Cross Keys hold sixth place after replacement flanker Ben Watkins gained an injury-time try to defeat Bonymaen 18-14. It was an eventful day for Watkins, who broke down on the M4, and arrived at the interval for a match he was due to start in.
Llanharan raced to 60 points for the second week in succession with 10 tries coming from their beating of Rumney, but the other three matches provided closer encounters.
Blackwood were expected to win at Beddau, and did so by 23-13 as the Jenkins brothers - Gareg and Blaidd - scored for the first time for the home side.
Bedwas had another good away win as prop John Tilley went over the Tondu line twice in a 26-18 win, but the shock came at the Memorial Ground as Glamorgan Wanderers fell to a 17-10 home loss from Whitland, for whom fly haf Daniel Griffiths scored 12 points.
As with last season it is Pontypool and Aberavon leading the way in tries and points with Aberavon's ground record up for grabs, as is their run of 12 successive wins, while Pontypool have lost at both Glamorgan Wanderers and Newbridge, yet won their last six league matches, scoring almost 49 points per match.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.