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.
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.