Neath stayed top of the Principality Premiership thanks to a narrow 15-14 win over Cardiff at The Gnoll.
Tries from hooker Andy Littlehill and winger Jamie Davies were enough to secure the win with fly-half Dai Langdon adding a conversion and a penalty. For Cardiff, Richard Smith crossed for a try and 18-year-old outside half Richard Patchell kicked three penalties.
There was another close encounter at Carmarthen where the mighty Quins stole victory at the death with a last gasp penalty from replacement Daniel Evans that made it 27-26. The visitors thought they had done enough to win it when full back Adam
Thomas grabbed his second try in the 73rd minute and Simon Humberstone's conversion made it 26-24 in their favour.
But there was one last push from Quins and Evans kept his cool to slot the match winning penalty to add to the earlier good work of full back Craig Everett, Jason Harris and Ricky Richards, who all grabbed tries. Full back Chris Banfield converted all three and also landed a penalty.
Cross Keys also triumphed by a single point in another Principality Premiership thriller that saw the Gwent side overtake Llanelli in the table. Their 13-12 win at Parc y Scarlets was down to the individual brilliance of outside half Steffan Jones, who scored all the visitors' points with a try, conversion and two penalties that gave Keys a 13-0 lead.
Llanelli finally came to life in the second half and crossed for two tries of their own, through replacement Bowdy Davies and flanker Mat Gilbert. But Diggy Bird only kicked one conversion, and his side came up one point short.
Aberavon ensured veteran No 8 Richard Morris had plenty to smile about on the day he became only the third player in the club's history to make 500 appearances. The Wizards romped to a comfortable 40-19 bonus-point win over struggling Newport at the Talbot Athletic Ground.
The home side picked up two penalty tries after the visitors, faced with an imposing performance from the home pack, collapsed scrums. Full back Liam Gadd also touched down, as did outside half Jamie Davies, who added a further 20 points from four conversions and four penalties.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.