Glamorgan Wanderers make a rare breakout against dominant Ebbw Vale.
The first day of the SWALEC Championship season saw a rampant performance from Ebbw Vale as the side scored 12 tries in a confident 74-13 victory at Glamorgan Wanderers.
Two tries from Charlie Simpson and a hat trick from flanker Ronny Kynes helped the away team trounce the young Wanderers side as The Steelmen go to the top of the table.
Elsewhere, Narbeth got off to a strong start as they saw off Tata Steel in a 45-21 home win, with two tries from Jason Howells helping the side to a comfortable start.
Two tries from winger Gareth Dare helped Bargoed beat Whitland 38-5 whilst Newbridge got off to winning ways with a narrow 25-30 victory away at Llanharan.
It was tight between Bridgend Athletic and Bonymaen, as the away side came from behind to win 28-29, thanks to three conversions and a penalty from fly-half Ian Brooks.
In another close encounter, Beddau fought back from a half time deficit to beat home side Pontypool 27-30. Finally, despite two tries in the second half, the re-named Cardiff Met got the season off to a slow start with a 13-19 home defeat against Blackwood.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.