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.
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.