Tom James made a try-scoring return to help Cardiff record a last-gasp 28-26 win over Swansea in the Principality Premiership
Tom James made a try-scoring return to help Cardiff record a last-gasp 28-26 win over Swansea.
Wales wing James has not figured since his two-minute appearance for the dragons against world champions South Africa in Pretoria back in June.
A groin problem has dogged his season so far but the three-times capped star showed no ill effects with a first-half strike at St Helen's.
Swansea led 23-18 at the break through tries from Rhys and Nathan Jones but Cardiff stole victory with a penalty try in the 89th minute after flanker Harbir Singh was red carded.
Llanelli return to the top of the table after a 25-18 triumph at Bridgend while Newport leapfrog Aberavon who slipped up at Pontypridd into second following their 28-16 bonus-point victory at Glamorgan Wanderers.
There were also home wins for Ebbw Vale over Neath and Cross Keys against Pontypool while there was a first success of the season for basement club Llandovery at Bedwas.
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.