RGC 1404 opened up a three-point lead at the top of SWALEC Division One East after a crucial 27-13 home win against 13-man Treorchy at Eirias Park.
The bonus-point victory means the north Wales side leapfrog Ystrad Rhondda into pole position having played a game more than their south Wales rivals. Two red cards for the visitors did not overshadow what was a comprehensive win with a late try from Rhodri Evans securing the bonus points for the northerners.
In the only other game in the division to have survived the weather, Gilfach Goch humiliated Tredegar in a 52-0 romp to keep the winless visitors at the bottom of the table.
Elsewhere, in Division Two, Garndiffaith heaped more misery on lowly Tylorstown after claiming a 24-14 bonus-point victory.
Remarkably, all fixtures in Division Three, Four, Five and Six were postponed due to the severe weather conditions.
In Division One North, Pwllheli narrowly defeated Bethesda 9-6 in an all-kicking encounter while Menai Bridge's 38-18 mauling of Bangor was the only other game to survive the conditions in the north.
But the snow and rain were not to blame for all postponements as the game between Porthmadog and Harlech in Division Three had to be cancelled after high winds had blown over Harlech's goalposts overnight.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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