Pontypridd got revenge over Principality Premiership champions Neath for their defeat in the Konica Minolta Cup final in May as they ran out 15-8 winners at Sardis Road in the second round of premiership matches.
Despite having to endure almost 15 minutes of injury time, the Ponty fans were able to toast their side at the end of an epic struggle as they lowered the colours of the four times champions with tries from wing Chris Clayton and prop Stuart Williams.
Home spun Cardiff Blues player Dai Flanagan pitched in with a conversion and penalty to complete the scoring and Neath were sunk. The visitors' points came from a first-half penalty from Matthew Jarvis and a second half try from replacement wing David Evans.
For the second weekend in a row Swansea had the cup of victory snatched from their lips at the death as they were beaten 22-21 at Cross Keys. Paul Smithson was the architect of the All Whites' latest agonizing failure as he converted a try from Julian Price and kicked five penalties - the last one to win the game with the game's final action.
Tries from John Lewis and Tim Evans were at the heart of Swansea's score, but they weren't enough to avoid another defeat to follow their 29-27 reverse against Aberavon the previous weekend.
Prolific Aberavon outside half Jamie Davies went through the 3,000 points barrier for the Wizards as he helped himself to 16 points in a convincing 31-9 home triumph over Llandovery.
The former Wales Youth No 10 landed four penalties and converted two of the home side's three tires - from No 8 Richard Morris, wing Richard Carter and a penalty try.
Llanelli hit Premiership new boys Pontypool for six at Pontypool Park as they ran in half-a-dozen tries, all of which Scarlets outside half Rhys Priestland converted, in a 42-26 win.
Wing Matthew Jacobs notched a hat-trick and props Ian Jones and Aled Hopkins also got in on the act. There were three tries for the home side, who once again showed they have the ability to compete at this level, from Dan Robinson, Rhys Bowen and Geraint O'Driscoll.
Newport notched victory number 156 in their amazing 415 match series against arch-rivals Cardiff as they triumphed 30-3 at Rodney Parade. Cardiff have yet to win a Premiership game in Newport and never looked like troubling the competent and confident home side.
Wing Mike Poole led the home charge with two tries and Jason Tovey and Andrew Borwn ensured the bonus point. Wales Under 20 cap Tovey also landed a penalty and there were two conversions and a drop goal from Dan Griffiths.
Glamorgan Wanderers withstood a ferocious second half fight-back from Bedwas to hold out for a 29-28 away win. The Wanderers led 22-9 at the break, yet 'lost' the second half 19-7.
The visitors ensured a try bonus with four touchdowns in that first period and they added another after the break - Neil Aiono, Jason Pocock, Dafydd Hewitt, Scott Snedden and James Loxton socred the tries.
But Bedwas came storming back in the second half and almost did enough to take the points. In the end, though, they had to settle for a single bonus point with tries from Adam Hughes (2) and Jimmy Norris, two conversions and three penalties.
Wales prop Adam Jones played 78 minutes for Bridgend as the Ravens maintained their good start with a 33-19 home win over Ebbw Vale. Two tries from Grant Epton and 18 points from Gareth David made up the bulk of their scoring and their fourth try from Gareth Bowen capped off a fine afternoon's work with a bonus point.
The on and off-field benefits of schools and colleges employing a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub initiative continue to grow with the publication of the first half term figures of the current academic year.
Despite being in a tough group for the World Series opener in Dubai, Wales 7s head coach Gareth Williams says it is an exciting challenge and his squad are in a positive frame of mind, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
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