Carmarthen Quins edged the battle of the Division One heavyweights with a 13-12 victory over Aberavon in the Sixth Round of the Principality Cup.
It turned into a nightmare afternoon for Wizards kicker Jamie Davies who missed four easy chances to put his side into the last 16, including a last-minute penalty attempt that was well within range.
Wing Josh Freeman crossed for Quins in the opening half and Giles Thomas converted and added a penalty. Aberavon stormed back in the second half with tries by Kristian Owen and Lee Abdul
with Davies finally managing to put the ball between the posts for a conversion.
Thomas had no problems at the other end and slotted over a penalty in the second half to secure the win.
Caerphilly, the only Premier side in at this stage after finishing bottom last season, eased through with a 35-22 victory at Llandovery. Luke Richards provided some of the accurate goal-kicking missing from the Castletown side in recent matches by landing three penalties and converting three of their four tries.
Division Two's Maesteg gave Pontypool a fright before going out 22-23 at Llynfi Road. Pooler raced into a 17-0 interval lead with tries by Nicky Lloyd and Byron Hayward who finished the match with 15 points by adding two conversions and a brace of penalties.
Maesteg wing Neil Dixon bagged a pair of tries, Grant Epton and Richard Morgan also crossed but the home side had a glorious chance to snatch victory when Epton fired a long-range penalty wide of the posts in the final minute.
Division Five Central side Nantymoel had not tasted defeat for over a year but the difference in class told when they came up against Division One side Bedwas who easily won 33-12 with wing Nathan Hill crossing for a brace of tries.
Bonymaen go through after beating Beddau 22-8 and Cross Keys owed their 25-18 win over Whitland to Gethin Worgan who slotted over five penalties. Newbridge were too strong for Narberth and two tries by Gareth Turner helped them to a 34-15 victory over the Otters.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event