Neath's Alan Littlehale celebrated his birthday with a try against Pontypool. The Welsh All Blacks extended their lead at the top of the Principality Premiership with a bonus point victory.
But the game was disrupted for fifteen minutes to allow treatment to Pontypool's Dan Robinson who suffered a head injury and was later taken to hospital.
Newport's young fly half Niall Martin was given a baptism of fire replacing their first choice Lewis Robyn who made his debut for the Dragons Friday night. Martin was unable to prevent his side losing to Aberavon, who continue to apply pressure at the top of the division with centre Ben John picking up the only try of the game.
The big match of the weekend was at Church Bank where third placed Llandovery were playing Pontypridd. The Sardis Road-outfit came out victorious with winger Mathew Little capping off an outstanding performance with two tries.
Raining champions Llanelli inflicted further misery on bottom side Tonmawr with a bonus-point win. Three of Llanelli's four tries came from replacements, with prop Alad Hopkins getting two of them.
Elsewhere wind played its part in Swansea's victory over Cross Keys at St Helens. Although the All Whites won easily, Cross Keys can take solace in a spirited second half performance. Tom Prydie, the youngest player to ever represent the Wales, continued his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury, scoring an excellent try for Swansea.
Bedwas came out on top against Carmarthen with back-row veteran Deri Mattravers proving to be the inspiration with two tries. Rory Wood added another try while Rich Powell produced a virtuoso performance with the boot converting all three tries and four conversions.
The mid-table clash between Bridgend and Cardiff ended with the Blue & Blacks coming out on top. Cardiff's centre pairing of Owen Williams and Richard Smith were lethal throughout the game with both players getting over the try line.
The main talking point of the game came on the 73rd minute when Scott Sneddon came off the bench to be immediately sin-binned for a dangerous tackle
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.