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 Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.