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 Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event