Sixth-placed Swansea held grimly to a 13-8 interval lead until skipper Gareth Jones settled the match with an injury-time try. Newport hold third-place, but the first half against Bedwas at Rodney Parade was pointless until the Black and Ambers ran in three tries to gain a 22-3 victory. Pontypridd could not kick conversions, but they ran in six tries to defeat Caerphilly by 36-20 at Sardis Road. wing Richard Fussell led the way with a brace of tries, while Stuart Thomas kicked 12 points for the Cheesemen. Cardiff upset the form book as they trounced Cross Keys by 44-13 at the Arms Park with Keys having prop Darren Crimmins red-carded. Leon Andrews scored two of Cardiff's six tries and Chris Anderson contributed 14 points. Pontypool gained an important 38-11 win over Gwwent rivals Newbridege in the lower half of the division. Pooler scored five tries with wing Jonathan Williams gaining one and adding 13 points with the boot. Bridgend were too strong for neighbours Llanharan as they won by 29-6 at the Brewery Field and the losers have not scored a try in their last three league outings. Centre Ryan Howells led the way for Bridgend with two of their five tries.
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.