A match between a league's unbeaten top side and its winless bottom side was never going to be pretty for one set of fans, and so it proved as Harriers centre Craig Lloyd ran in four tries. Fullback Mark Everson chimed in with a hat-trick and two-try winger Carl Barnett added 15 points with the boot as Harriers stayed one point clear of Llantwit Fardre and Newport Saracens.
Llantwit Fardre winger Adrian Lee scored three tries in a 36-15 win at Brynithel, while Saracens lock Paul Watkins scored a brace in his club's entertaining 38-21 victory at home to Nantymoel. In other matches, Abercynon fly-half Matthew Turner's four penalties helped his side edge struggling Tredegar 17-16, while Bargoed continued their fine start to the season with a 21-16 win at Rumney.
It's all change at the top of the Division 3 East table, with leaders Senghenydd and Abergavenny both losing. Senghenydd were pipped 11-10 at home to Pontypool United, while previously winless Blaina produced the shock of the round with a 24-15 win at previously unbeaten Abergavenny. New Tredegar kept their line intact with a 22-0 victory over Nelson, and Llanishen recorded a comfortable 36-7 win over Risca, who are still looking for their first competition points of the season.
In Division 3 South-East, Pencoed despatched Abercwmboi 40-7 to stay unbeaten on top, with Brecon's 34-21 victory over Tylorstown leaving them second. Garndiffaith fell off the Division 4 East pace with a 13-8 loss at Tredegar Ironsides, leaving Newport HSOB and Trinant fighting it out at the top.
Newport sneaked past Nantyglo 12-6, while Trinant also remain unbeaten after their 21-6 home victory over Oakdale. Monmouth fans thought they were watching their first win of the season, but Cardiff HSOB moved up a gear to record a 29-20 win.
In Division 4 South-East, leaders Taffs Well returned from Penygraig with a 19-0 win, and second-placed Penallta smashed Penarth's unbeaten season wide open with a 47-18 home victory. At the other end of the table, Dinas Powys collapsed to a 66-10 loss at Cilfynydd - their fifth straight defeat of the season.
Division 5 East is not getting any easier to predict, with five teams locked together on 12 points at the top of the table. Of those, Bettws, Machen and Usk are all unbeaten, with Gwernyfed and Blaenavon having played one more game than their rivals. Machen were the most impressive of the front-runners on Saturday, beating St Josephs 41-5, while Llanhilleth climbed off the bottom with a hard-fought 16-13 win over RTB Ebbw Vale.
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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