The students of UWIC were given a lesson in goal kicking by Llangennech outside half Aled Roberts as he punished their indiscretions to the full in an amazing 24-18 victory for the visitors to Cyncoed.
In a game that saw two players red carded and a further two sent to the sin-bin, the Roberts boot made the difference as he kicked seven penalties and dropped a goal to bag all his side's points.
Llangennech's triumph was one of three on the road in Swalec Division 1 West as Tata Steel won 19-8 at new boys Tondu and Carmarthen Athletic snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at Llanharan.
A fifth penalty goal from scrum half Chris Williams gave Llanharan, playing their first fixture in the West divisions, hoisted the home side into a 15-10 lead with only five minutes to go.
But wing Dan Gravell was worked over for a try that Stuart Morris converted to grab a sensational victory for the visitors. Carwyn Edwards had earlier scored Athletic's opening try and Morris added a penalty and conversion before striking the winning points.
Newly promoted Ammanford, who only lost twice last season as they took the Division 2 West title by a massive 19 point margin, took the lead in their clash at Whitland through a Carwyn Richards penalty, but had to settle for a 3-3 draw as the weather got the better of both teams.
John Thurston helped himself to 16 points as Builth Wells beat Crymych 26-16 in Division 3 West, while Nicky Giles scored 13 points in Kenfig Hill's 23-12 home win over Kidwelly. Craig Edwards crossed for two of Felinfoel's five tries at Maesteg, where they won 30-3, and Jack O'Reilly provided 16 points to Glynneath's 31-6 home win over Loughor.
Three penalties and a conversion of Derek Lewis's second half try earned Steve Hewitt all the plaudits as Tumble beat Newcastle Emlyn 21-16 in Division 3 West and there were four penalties and two conversions from Jamie More in Penclawdd's 23-3 triumph over Pondarddulais.
A Tom James interception try in the first-half proved enough to steer Tenby to a 10-3 win at Gorseinon, while a last minute try from Ian Harries made him the toast of Pontyberem as they squeezed past Dunvant 14-13 on home soil.
Tries from Mike Davies, Jamie Jennings, Mark Davies and Rhys Evans were enough to steer Trimsaran to the top of the table at the end of week one in Division 4 West as they picked up a winning bonus point at home with a 28-14 triumph over Aberaeron. Four of the other five games in the division ended with away wins
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.