Premier Division Bridgend gained their ninth successive win - seven in the league and two in the cup - as theywon 12-6 at the Talbot Athletic Ground against Aberavon, for whom it was a fifth successive league loss. After fly half Jamie Davies had put the Wizards ahead with a penalty, Bridgend scored tries by centre Ryan Howells and scrum half Ricky Griffiths, the first being converted by fly half Gareth David. Davies kicked a penalty for Aberavon in the final minute of the half and a stalemate after the interval saw no further points forthcoming. Division 1 Llangennech went over Maesteg to the top of the table by thrashing bottom club Brynmawr 90-0 in which 14 tries were gained. Fly half Mark Jones led the way with two tries and ten conversions for a 30-point haul, while wing Kevin Jones ran in a try hat-trick. Other touchdowns came from Brad Kierstad (2), Simon Peters (2), Iestyn Evans (2), Mark Bowen, Geraint Beynon and Mike Jones. Other results
Women's International: Wales 0 England 81 (at Cardiff RFC) Universities International: Wales 35 England 0 (at Pontypridd) Division 2 West: Dunvant 36 Tondu 22 Division 3 South-West: Nantyffyllon 19 Seven Sisters 13 Division 4 South-West: Morriston 32 Aberavon Green Stars 15 Division 5 North: Bethesda 38 Machynlleth 13
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.