With the Welsh sides involved in EDF Energy Cup rubgy, the Irish and Scots had a chance to gain some ground and improve thier positions on the Magners League table
Munster remain top of the Magners League table despite suffering their first loss of the season to Ulster at Ravenhill on Saturday night - coincidently the venue for their last away loss in April - the welcome win lifting the Ulstermen off the bottom of the table.
Glasgow Warrior's defeat of reigning champions Leinster put the Scottish side into third place in the table behind Munster and Ospreys whilst the loss meant the Irish province equalled their worst league run since season 2003/04. In a battle of the kickers in poor weather conditions, Dan Parks' five successes out of six penalty attempts was enough to give the home side the victory.
Elsewhere a Magners League record was created at the Sportsground on Friday night with all 41 points in the game between Connacht and Edinburgh scored at one end of the ground. Edinburgh were leading 27-0 at half time, whilst Connacht scored 14 unanswered points in the second half.
The previous highest score for this feat was the 35 points racked up by Ebbw Vale and Bridgend in September 2001.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
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.
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