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.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series