Athletic beat Pontyberem 14-3, while league leaders Dunvant had their game postponed due to the bad weather, and second-placed Loughor could manage a 3-all draw at home with Corus.
Carmarthen back-rower Nick Morris grabbed the only try of a dour game, and there were only two first-half penalty goals to trouble the scorers at Loughor, where Peter Smiriglia and Rod Williams exchanged goals in a costly draw for the home side.
Felinfoel crept further away from the highly competitive drop zone with their impressive 28-9 home triumph over fourth-placed Banwen, while Gorseinon jumped to fourth from bottom with their 27-12 home win over Kidwelly.
Penclawdd became only the second team to travel to north Wales and beat last season's northern champions Llangefni in the league this season as they ran out 23-9 victors. The first v third clash in Division 3 West moved Penclawdd 11 points clear of Llangefni.
Newcastle Emlyn made it 20 straight defeats for Hendy as they beat the basement side 22-0, while Lampeter sneaked a 10-7 verdict at
Laugharne to leap-frog Pembroke Dock Quins in the table following their 17-10 home defeat by Aberystwyth.
The top four sides in Division 4 West all came out on top to ensure the battle for the title will continue to the end of the season. Leaders Portarddulais were comfortable 25-5 winners over bottom-of-the-table Llandybie at home, second-placed Ammanford were too good for
New Dock Stars, winning 22-7 on the road, and third placed Llandeilo beat Cardigan 15-3. Neyland remain in the hunt in fourth, 11 points off the leaders, thanks to their 24-0 away win at Crymych.
The battle for the title in Division 5 West continues with leaders Llanybydder putting Furnance to the sword 55-0 and their nearest rivals Burry Port doing almost the same at home to Bynea, winning 32-0.
In Division 5 South-West, none of the top six sides picked up a victory on a day of rain-induced shocks. League leaders BP Llandarcy suffered only their second defeat with a 28-27 reverse at Neath Athletic, while second-placed Ystradgynlais drew 0-0 at home with Porthcawl. Fourth-placed Cefn Cribbwer were beaten 15-8 at Cwmgwrach.
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.