Neath went to the top again with a seven-try 41-11 blast over a young and inexperienced Pontypool team, who battled manfully to hold the Welsh All Blacks. James Hook took his league tally to 107 points for the season.
Bridgend just made it by 14-8 over Swansea and Gareth Morgan switched to centre as Llandovery defeated Caerphilly 28-15 and in doing so he took his points to 110, thus being the leading scorer in the division.
At 5.30pm came the televised match as Newport went to a wet Carmarthen and trailed 3-0 at the interval, needing a win and seven tries to overhaul Neath. They gained the win thanks to 10 second-half points, but gained only one try in the 10-3 success and remained second.