Pontypridd overcame two yellow cards in the second half to notch a third successive win in the Principality Premiership as they beat Cross Keys 28-11 at Pandy Park.
Two second half tries from centre Gavin Dacey added to Ponty's 13-3 interval lead to keep them out of danger, although when Keys flanker Scott Matthews crossed for a try to cut the gap to 8-13 anything seemed possible.
But the visitors kept their nerve, held their line, even though they lost both Wayne O'Connor and Tom Young to the sin-bin, and emerged victorious. Outside half Simon Humberstone ended the game with 18 points thanks to a try, two conversions and three penalties.
James Loxton and Luke Ford raced away for Cardiff's tries as they recovered from their 14-10 defeat at Llandovery last weekend with a 27-9 victory at Bedwas. Outside half Ceirion Thomas kicked 13 points and Ford also chipped in with a long range penalty.
Carmarthen Quins ran in three tries in their 26-12 home win over Aberavon. Centre Dylan Morgan, No 8 Rory Gallagher and wing Rhys Thomas crossed for Quins and Craig Evans kicked 11 points.
Teenage full back Steffan Evans picked up his third Man of the Match award in succession for Llanelli as he raced over for a decisive second half try in his side's 26-20 win over Newport at Rodney Parade. Prop Rhys Thomas and flanker Dan Thomas got the other Llanelli tries and Nick Damjamovic added 11 points with the boot.
Newport were ahead 10-9 at the break after impressive centre Tyler Morgan had crossed for the first try of the game. Ethan Davies added the conversion and a penalty in the first half, while a penalty try after the break was converted by Matt O'Brien, who also added a penalty.
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
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.