Newbridge picked up a much-needed bonus point with a 33-5 victory over Pontypool in the Swalec Championship.
Only three games were played due to a clash with the Swalec Cup, but fourth place Newbridge made the most of their chance to close the gap on the three teams ahead of them in the table.
Tries from Ryan Lee, Dwain Dyer, Stuart Davies, Stephan Morgan and Jordan Richards, as well as four conversions from Neil Burnett, were enough to secure a comprehensive away win for Newbridge.
To compound a bad day for Pontypool the only team beneath them in the table, Whitland, picked up a losing bonus point in their Pembrokeshire derby defeat against Narberth, 19-13.
The students of Cardiff Met taught Bridgend Athletic a lesson with a 22-3 home win. The result leaves Cardiff Met in third position, 13 points off league leaders Ebbw Vale. Meanwhile, the Athletic remain in 10th place.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets