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.
The last five years have been an emotional rollercoaster on and off the pitch for RGC1404. Promotion to the Principality Premiership was the culmination of five years of hard work and investment in North Wales. WRU TV caught up with prop Joe Simpson, who was one of the first intake of WRU North Wales Academy players in 2010.
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
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