The SWALEC League season may be only five weeks old but already Llantrisant have sent an ominous warning to the rest of Division Two East with their unbeaten start.
They were made to work hard for their fourth victory on the bounce, 25-19 at Abergavenny, but tries from Martin Bettinson, two, Rhys King and Jonathan Williams ensured the Black Army have only dropped two of a maximum 20 points.
The bonus point opened a four-point advantage over second place Gilfach Goch who won 5-0 at Abercynon after Andrew Pridy's try proved enough to settle a dour game.
Similarly Tredegar's Leighton Simms grabbed the only try, proving enough to see off Rhydyfelin 8-6 while Richard John and Mark McKee denied Treherbert a first win as Fleur de Lys leapt to sixth place with a 12-9 win.
Nelson stormed to the top of Division Three East after brushing aside New Tredegar with ease, 29-3, while Gwernyfed crashed 29-20 at Rhymney. Pontypool United overcame Pill Harriers 16-6.
Llantwit Fardre took advantage of leaders Treorchy's postponed game by jumping three places into pole position by comfortably beating Aberdare 39-5. Paul Davies scored twice along with Dean Thomas, James Allen and Kieran Evans.
Machen were beaten for the first time in Division Four by a late drop goal as Tredegar Ironsides clinched a dramatic 23-22 win
Luke Jarvis scored late to keep Abercwmboi top of Division Five with a 5-3 win over Heol y Cyw. Abercarn beat Blaenavon 24-0 to stay top of Division Five East while Barry are now six points clear in Division Five south-east after running three tries in a 25-16 home win over Old Penarthians.
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.