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
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.