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.
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.