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.
WRU International Skills Coach Jason Strange is a busy man, combining the new role with that of Wales Under 20 attack coach, Ebbw Vale head coach and continuing to teach at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community.
Warren Gatland and Sam Warburton look ahead to this week's crunch RBS 6 Nations tie against France, where the Wales skipper in particular is keen to make his mark, as Paris has proved a bleak place for him in the past.
Following their historic win over England, Wales Under 20 suffered a narrow, 36-34 loss to their Scottish counterparts last weekend, despite outscoring them by five tries to three. Watch the match highlights and reaction.
WRU TV go behind the scenes with the Wales squad as they put the final touches in place ahead of the clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Follow the squad on their captain's run, the kickers visit to Murrayfield and Neil Jenkins' press conference