Tries from Andrian Owen, Mark Anderson, Merion Thomas and Scott Davies saw Mountain Ash claim a bonus point in their 22-5 win over Ynysybwl. The win gives Mountain Ash a welcome five points going into the New Year.
John Tremura and Gavin Close grabbed two tries each to help Rhydyfelin on their way to a 43-15 victory over bottom-side Treherbert.
Rhydyfelin ran in seven tries in total to heap more misery on Treherbert who have now lost ten games out of ten in the league this season.
Croesyceiliog beat Nelson 13-7 in the game of the day in Division Three East. Tries from Scott and Hicks saw the home side leapfrog their visitors into second position in the table.
Pill Harriers came out 26-14 winners against mid-table rivals Gwernyfed, tries from Richard Tuck, Craig Lloyd and Matt Williams set the home side on their way, but it was eleven points from the boot of Rowlands that put daylight between the two sides.
Pontypool United gained a comfortable 16-5 win over Cwmbran to end their year on a high, and leave themselves well positioned in the chasing pack.
Llantwit Fardre made it nine wins out of nine with a 13-0 win away at Brecon, and remain top of Division Three South-East.
Treorchy also remain unbeaten after their 27-10 win against St Peters, but closed the gap on the leaders after tries from Andrew Malin, Craig Payne, Gareth Beer and Peter Hutchins, ensured a bonus point.
Jamie Cavell grabbed two tries as Fairwater beat Nantymoel 41-6 and Llanishen kept up their pressure on the leaders with a six try-haul as they smashed Penarth 39-12.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.