Craig Richards' 22nd try of the season helped Newport to cling to the top of
the Welsh Premier Division with a nervous 20-17 win at fifth-placed
They had the advantage of a first-half wind at their backs, but a late try to Quins centre Emyr Jones meant his side turned only 11-14 down at halftime.
The sides entered the final 10 minutes locked at 17-all and not for the first time this season, Newport fly-half Griffiths kept his nerve to slot the winning goal.
Neath kept in touch with Newport with a 35-12 victory at bottom-placed Ebbw Vale, with their cause being helped by two penalty tries.
Cardiff gained a 25-5 victory at home to Cross Keys with prop Martyn Madden
making his debut as a replacement; third-placed Aberavon defeated an
out-of-form Pontypool 26-8 with the Division's leading scorer Jamie Davies
scoring 11 points to take his season tally to 226.
Caerphilly came back from 7-13 to pip Swansea 17-16, complete the double and overtake them in the table.
Llanelli's hopes of climbing out of the bottom four weren't helped by an 18-30
loss to Bedwas at Stradey Park, while Pontypridd's solid season continued
with a 27-21 victory at Llandovery.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.