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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.