Newport came back from 5-13 down at Rodney Parade to score three converted secondhalf tries and defeat Cross Keys 26-13. Top dogs Neath raced clear of Pontypridd to win 42-3 at the Gnoll, though Ponty have not scored a try in their last three outings and scrum half Carl Thomas was sent off after 37 minutes for stamping. Aberavon hung on to beat Ebbw Vale 27-25 after six successive losses. Hooker Chris Wells scored a try and saved his side when he charged down a drop shot by Jason Williams in injurytime. Llanelli ran riot to beat Pontypool 58-12 at Stradey Park; Caerhilly had a marvellous 47-31 win over Swansea at Virginia Park, with 13 tries resulting in a free-flowing match and Llandovery just scraped through 19-12 at Newbridge as former Wales Under-21 wing Ifan Evans gained the only Drovers try. Carmarthen Quins were 0-6 down at home to a battling Llanharan, but came back with three converted tries to win 21-6. PREMIER DIVISION - TOP POINTS SCORERS 266 - James Hook (Neath)
265 - Luke Richards (Swansea)
238 - Ceiron Thomas (Llanelli)
198 - Chris Anderson (Cardiff)
184 - Sam Mills (Pontypool)
183 - Gareth David (Bridgend), Jason Williams (Ebbw Vale)
180 - Gareth Morgan (Llandovery)
174 - Jonathan Williams (Newbridge)
169 - Daniel Griffiths (Newport)
140 - Andrew James (Bedwas)
136 - Marc Davies (Llanharan)
135 - Jason Pocock (Pontypridd)
129 - Gethin Worgan (Cross Keys)
127 - Jamie Davies (Aberavon)
118 - Craig Evans (Carmarthen Quins)
117 - Aled Thomas (Carmarthen Quins)
108 - Darren Miles (Cross Keys) PREMIER DIVISION - TOP TRY SCORERS
16 - Neil Clapham (Neath)
14 - Elgan Jones (Cardiff)
13 - Nicky Jones (Swansea)
12 - Daniel Gravelle (Llanelli)
11 - Nathan Williams (Cross Keys), Gareth Morris (Neath), Richard Carter (Aberavon), Gareth Chapman (Newport), Richard Johnston (Neath)
10 - Ryan Howells (Bridgend)
09 - Darren Daniel (Llanelli), Mike Silcox (Caerphilly), Kristian Owen (Ebbw Vale)
08 - Paul Williams (Newport), Richard Fussell (Pontypridd), Liam Gadd (Aberavon), Andy Edwards (Caerphilly), Cae Trayhern (Pontypool), Andrew Bevan (Ebbw Vale), Hywel Jenkins (Neath).
NEXT PREMIER DIVISION FIXTURES Wednesday, March 6 will now see seven matches taking place, including the visit of leaders Neath to a very in-form Caerphilly, while the SwanseaCardiff battle at St Helen's will be televised live. Llanharan will be battling for relegation points at home to Aberavon and Cross Keys return to Pandy Park ato take on Bedwas. Bottom club Newbridge facing a daunting task at home to Carmarthen Quins; high-riding Newport will be at Rodney Parade against fellow Gwent club Ebbw Vale and Pontypridd are at Sardis Road against Llanelli. On Saturday, March 12 there will a 2.30pm rearranged game as Bridgend take on Llandovery at the Brewery Field.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.