Division 1 leaders Aberavon moved relentlessly on with a 67-3 win at Treorchy and ran in nine tries against the bottom club, including three by full back Ricky Price. Their nearest rivals, Pontypool, looked well clear at Carmarthen until scrum half Kevin Ellis was dismissed for stamping and Giles Thomas inspired a Quins comeback to win 31-29.
Bedwas raced ahead at Llanharan and just held off a home revival to win 30-22, while Tondu were in a similar position at Blackwood, until they conceded two late tries, yet still won 22-20.
Beddau had a rare win, beating out-of-form Glamorgan Wanderers by 24-16 and Bonymaen also fell badly, losing 20-5 at Parc Mawr against Whitland.
Two tries by wing Dan Gravelle gave Narberth a 16-11 victory over Cross Keys, while there was a splendid away win for Llandovery, by 55-18 at Newbridge in an 8-2 try-count and Tredegar won 24-13 at Riverside Park against Rumney.
Cwmavon fly half Liam Gadd set a club record in scoring 34 points in his side's Division 2 win by 54-37 at Abertillery Park as he added two tries to his 10 successful kicks of six conversions and four penalty goals.
Maesteg beat UWIC 33-10 in the match of the division as the Old Parish kept hold of third place in the table. Leaders Llangennech crushed Abercnon 53-6 with 47 points in the second spell including four tries by centre Mark Bowen with Mark Jones kicking six conversions and a penalty. Second-placed Carmarthen Athletic ran riot to beat Merthyr by 57-7 after leading 23-0 at the interval and scored seven tries in the process.
Penygraig and Ystrad Rhondda are still fighting out the leadership of 3 East after both won again, but Ystrad, though three points behind their opponents, scored 11 tries to Penygraig's five.
Ystrad pounded Abergavenny 64-0 with Anthony Jones grabbing a hat-trick, while Penygraig won 34-23 away to Bridgend Athletic with Adrian Lewis grabbing three tries.
Brecon kept their leadership of 4 East with a 35-12 win at Abercarn as Clarke Thomas goaled all five tries, while Gilfach Goch pulled off a surprise 25-9 win over Rhydyfelin with Ryan Jones almost going through the card with a conversion of a penalty try, five penalties and a drop goal.
In 6 East Bargoed won 45-10 over RTB and Fairwater beat Bedlinog 41-17 at the top of the table and
7 East saw Bettws flat out in beating Machen 39-12 with seven tries and Llandaff won 22-0 at Canton.
There was a shock for 3 est leaders Felinfoel, who fell 28-22 against Waunarlwydd. though they are still ahead of Cwmllynfell, who succeeded by 29-15 at Trimsaran.
Pontyberem gained an important win over Bryncoch by 17-10 in 4 West and that enabled Maesteg Quins to jump into second place after defeating Tumble by 56-33.
The 5 West leadership still stands with Llandeilo, though they lost 21-15 away to second-placed Hendy and in 6 West Cwmgors stay in front after a 44-31 win at Penygroes, while Pontyates stay ahead of Cefneithin in 7 West after both clubs won well.
Bala finished their season and celebrated taking the 6 North title after hammering Bangor 104-5, but in 5 North it is neck and neck between Nant Conwy and Llangefni, who beat Newtown and Caernarfon respectively.
Nantymoel's magnificent 18-month unbeaten league record fell by 14-10 at Taffs Well in 5 Central to the Williams family - though not the most famous local family of Bleddyn Williams and his brothers! This time it was Paul Williams (ex-Neath and Newbridge) and his son who played big parts. Worse news for Nantymoel was that Banwen lead the division after just beating Nantyffyllon by 25-21.
Abercwmboi became the first South Wales club to clinch a title after smashing Briton Ferry by 47-5 in 6 Central and Aberdare had a good 25-3 success against Alltwen.
In 7 Central, leaders Cwmgwrach were given a shock before beating Gwernyfed by only 8-3 and require just one more point to clinch that title.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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.