Loughor showed their promotion pottential by maintaining their perfect start to the SWALEC League Division Two west season with a third bonus-point victory, this time over Pencoed.
Wing Darren Williams helped himself to a brace of tries as the early leaders extended their hold on the division with their impressive form.
Roy Saunders, scrum-half Stephen Wake and prop Mark O'Kelly also scored, fly-half Peter Smirigla kicking ten points, to ensure Loughor took their third bonus-point vicitory to sit pretty with a maximum return from their opening three games, two points ahead of Builth Wells who are now the only other unbeaten side in the division.
Builth hit blistering form to beat Ammanford 52-20 while Kidwelly lost their 100 per cent record at Waunarlwydd, 44-28.
Cardigan, Pontyberem and Aberystwyth are threatening to break clear from the rest of Division Three following the latest round of games.
Cardigan returtned 20-6 victors from Lampeter Town, Pontyberem were in scintilating form at Llanelli Wanderers where they triumphed 41-3 while Aberystwyth saw off the courageous challenge of Laugharne, 18-15.
Skewen remain unstoppable in Division Three south-west after their 41-14 success at Seven Sisters, their third straight win, though Aberavon Quins looked equally impressive as they dispatched Tonna 43-3.
Division Four's Pembroke had found tries hard to come by after losing their opening two games but liek the preverbial bus, they all came at once, as they hammered Cwmgors 79-7. Though that will still less than Bryncoch managed, beating Neath Athletic 89-22 in Division Four south-west.
Cefneithin edged the top battle in Division Five, 26-25 against Furnace United.
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