The Newport win on Tuesday was by 41-12 and by 7-0 on the try-count as the Black and Ambers pounded the bottom club. One night later, there were six further matches played with stunning results.
Leaders Neath fell 27-13 at Llandovery as home wing Ifan Evans heralded his return to fitness with his second successive try and 22 points came from debutant fly half Simon Daniel, who was on permit from Waunarlwydd.
Llanelli also scored points by a permit player - centre Mark Bowen from Llangennech - yet they failed badly at Cardiff by 30-15, with home fly half Chris Anderson kicking 15 points.
Cross Keys were sunk without trace at Sardis Road as Pontypridd won 41-11, scoring five tries - two by classy centre Tom Riley, though Keys centre Nathan Williams notched his 11th try.
Pontypool ran riot over Ebbw Vale as they won 37-8 with the four tries all coming from their back row, of which Dean Gibbs notched two and Sam Mills kicked 17 points, while Carmarthen Quins made a late rally to earn a 28-all draw at home to Swansea. Down 28-16 with time running out, Quins grabbed tries by Andrew Thomas and Ricky Richards with a Craig Evans conversion.
Bedwas shattered Llanharan with a 49-13 win at the Dairy Field, in which fly half Andrew James goaled all seven tries, including his own. Craig Hill and Nathan Gittings scored a brace of tries each.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.