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.
Despite drawing with Ireland in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations, Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes the championship 'is still in our hands' as he prepares his side to face Scotland at Principality Stadium tomorrow.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose