Penallta will be hoping to bounce back from their first home defeat in almost two years when they head to Treorchy in Swalec Division One East this weekend.
They were beaten 23-22 by Heol y Cyw thanks to a last minute drop goal from Harley Thompson that allowed the visitors to steal the spoils after an epic battle. Mike Huckridge chipped in with five penalties and scrum half Matt Pound grabbed a vital try.
The home side had 17 points from the boot of Gary Wilkes to keep them in contention and they also earned a penalty try. It was Penallta's first league defeat of the season and the blow was eased by the fact second placed Rumney also lost their unbeaten tag.
In a classic Cardiff derby, in which both sides scored four tries, Glamorgan Wanderers finally picked up their first win of the campaign as they triumphed 35-32 in a real cliff hanger. Owen Marshall crossed twice for the visitors, while Joe Griffin and Ray Bishop also scored tries.
There were 15 points from the boot of Sean Cochlin to add into the mix and give the Wanderers, relegated from the Championship last season, some confidence ahead of this weekend's home clash with Heol y Cyw.
Rumney will look to pick up the pieces at home against Rhydyfelin, who also notched their first win of the season last weekend with an impressive 29-17 win over Ystrad Rhondda.
Merthyr's transformation under new coach Lee Jarvis from basement side to table-toppers continued as they ran in another six tries in a 36-5 home win over Ynysybwl. That came on top of the nine tries they had run in the previous weekend against Treorchy.
The Ironmen head to Bedlinog this weekend and will be hoping win Owain Morgan can maintain his try scoring form after running in a brace against Ynysybwl. Outstanding lock Iwan Williams, full back Josh Flye and new back row man Chris Davies also crossed the visitors' line and there was also a penalty try.
Newly promoted Nelson got their first win under their belt with a 26-13 home win over Treorchy and will head to Ynysybwl with greater confidence this weekend. Ross Bevan, Ben Cullen and Kirk Clabby scored the home tries.
Gilfach Goch's 15-8 home win over Bedlinog came courtesy of a Michael Hughes touchdown and a penalty try. They travel to Ystrad Rhondda this weekend.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.