Lee Abdul proved the star-turn for Rumney as they launched their season with a stylish 52-7 win at Croesyceiliog in Division Two...
The former Cardiff wing showed his class with two of his side's seven tries - all of which were converted by hot-shot Danny Clarke - to give coach and former Wales wing Steve Ford club the best possible start.
Llantwit Fardre also began the season on the right foot with their 26-0 win over Tredegar at Cae Fardre. Dean Thomas and Geraint George scored their tries, both converted by Rob Koytla who added four penalties to leave coach Steve Goddard a happy man on day one.
Jonathan Gough proved a match-winner with the boot for Ynysybwl at Mountain Ash, kicking four penalties in his team's narrow 12-8 win. Rhydyfelin also claimed an impressive away win, 31-17 at Abergavenny while Glen Holloway scored twice at Llantrisant saw off Nantymoel 34-10 at Cefn Mably.
New Tredegar staged a late comeback to draw with 14-man Pontypool United who had John Tibbs sent off for butting in their Division Three clash. Andrew Henderson and Dewi Winstone both went over in the final ten minutes and Alex Davies converted to square the game at 14-14 while Steve Lang's three penalties were enough for Rhymney to beat Brynithel 9-6.
Tonyrefail wracked up a 50-17 win at Pentyrch in Division Three (South-east) while Penarth scored four tries in a hugely impressive 29-5 at much-fancied Porth Harlequins in Division Four (south-east).
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.