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.
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.