Meanwhile Newport fly-half Daniel Griffiths contributed all 21 points as his side recorded sixth successive victory over Pontypridd at Rodney Parade. Newport dominated the opening half, but try-scoring opportunities were few and they relied on the boot of fly-half Griffiths, who landed four out of six penalty attempts before the interval.
The lone Ponty visit to the home 22 yielded a seventh-minute penalty from full-back Jason Pocock, making it 12-3 at the interval. During the final quarter, two penalties from fly-half Griffiths took Newport back in front, but another Pocock penalty reduced the deficit to 18-17. However, the Black and Ambers rounded things off during injury-time when Griffiths slotted over a 40-metre drop-goal to seal the victory.