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).
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.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series