Outside-half James Hook scored a splendid solo try and converted as well as converting tries by wings Richard Johnston and Aled Brew and slotting four penalties in a 23-point haul.
Newport kept in touch with a convincing 43-13 win over Carmarthen Quins. A brace of tries from centre Richard Payne sent the Black and Ambers on their way while Quins' centre Emyr Jones grabbed his 100th league try as a late consolation.
Caerphilly finally lost their fight to avoid relegation as they went down to 14-man Llandovery at Virginia Park despite visiting prop Andrew Jones getting his marching orders midway through the second half.
Gareth Thomas and Tom Hearne scored late on but it was not enough to save Caerphilly from the drop and a 41-24 loss with Gareth Morgan kicking seven goals for the Drovers.
Bridgend came from behind to beat Swansea 21-14 at St Helen's thanks to second-half tries by Brendan Roach and Ryan Howells after Rhodri Wells had put the All Whites ahead.
Wing Darren Berry helped himself to a hat-trick as Pontypridd staged a stunning turn around to smash Bedwas 71-5 just three days after losing to the same opposition.
Pontypridd's cup semi-final opponents Aberavon warmed up for next Saturday's clash with a surprisingly convincing 43-15 win over Cross Keys with influential No 8 Richard Morris going over for two of the six tries by the Wizards.
Ebbw Vale crossed Llanharan's line four times in their 31-12 success at Eugene Cross Park after the visitors had led at the interval.
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.