Bargoed continue their upward run in 3 East after a splendid 31-12 victory at Pontypool Utd while Pill scored a surprise win at Rhymney and scored four tries and Llanishen's former Newbridge wing Paul Collett snapped up a brace of tries as they beat New Tredegar.
Mountain Ash defeated Gilfach Goch in the big 3 South-East clash with three Mike Nicholas tries and Ruthin scored a 34-19 win at Ynysybwl with Gareth Hughes, James Plant and Simon Sullivan tries, plus 19 points from veteran John Tudor.
Also in the South-East, Penarth had a 25-5 win at Llandaff and new pair Porth and Penallta both won again, while in the South-West, Chris O'Callaghan took his new club Aberavon Green Stars to Pyle and won 32-0, while Craig Jenkins of Tonna gunned down Glais and both Glyncorrwg and Neath Athletic had big wins.
Nantyglo handed Abertillery BG their first defeat in 5 East as centre Lee Davies notched a try hat-trick in a 38-0 home win, but St Alban's stayed level as they blasted out Usk by 48-7.
In the North, Caernarfon overturned Llangefni 16-15 and Llandudno just got home at Denbigh in Division 4 and in 5 Bala lead after they won at Bangor and Machynlleth lost 22-17 at Bro Ffestiniog.
Western highlights included Amman Utd's 23-14 win over Llandybie in 4; Gorseinon' thrilling 23-22 success at Tenby in 3 and a third successive win by New Dock Stars, Penygroes and Aberaeron in 5.
The on and off-field benefits of schools and colleges employing a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub initiative continue to grow with the publication of the first half term figures of the current academic year.
Despite being in a tough group for the World Series opener in Dubai, Wales 7s head coach Gareth Williams says it is an exciting challenge and his squad are in a positive frame of mind, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
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