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 reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
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.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series