And then there was one! The battle of the two unbeaten teams in the SWALEC Championship ended in a convincing 27-9 away win for the reigning champions Ebbw Vale over the students of Cardiff Met..
A game that was delicately poised at 6-7 in favour of the visitors at the break really swung on the controversial sending off of home skipper Tom Hall for an alleged tip-tackle midway through the first half.
The students eventually ran out of steam against Ebbw's powerful pack, their plight being made all the worse when they were reduced to 13 players in the second half with a player in the sin bin.
Mark Cook kicked all the points for the students with three penalties while Ebbw skipper bagged one of two pushover tries - Ronny Kynes got the other - and there was also a penalty try.
Wing Wes Cunliffe grabbed the other try and Ian Smerdon added two conversions and Carl Meyer kicked a penalty.
It meant a change of order at the top of the table with Ebbw Vale moving four points clear of the students at the top, while Pontypool went level on 15 points with Cardiff Met in third.
Their 32-23 home win over Bonymaen was played out in front of legendary coach Ray Prosser, who was treated to four tries from the home side's backline.
Full back Josh Hurley, wings Chris Laing and Trevor James and centre Mark Thorley were the home try scorers, whilst Sam Mills added 12 points with the boot.
Bonymaen were still in the game at the break, trailing 10-9 after Richard Cunliffe had kicked three penalties. They scored two second half tries through centre Mark Simons and flanker Kim Kelly, both of which Cunliffe converted.
Tondu hit back from being 14-0 down at home to Llanharan to win 20-17.
Tries from centre Mark Roberts, scrum half Joe Heatley and flanker Matthew Morgan were at the heart of their fightback.
Llanharan scored two first half tries through outside Codey Rees and number eight Huw Thomas, but could only muster a Rees penalty after the break.
Tata Steel went on a seven try rampage at home to Beddau running out 49-10 victors in the end.
Outside half Simon Evans scored a trademark interception try and ended the game with 17 points. Other tries came from Gareth John, skipper Gareth Edwards, Ben Davies, Gareth Beer, Ross Pritchard and a penalty try.
RGC notched a record high score of 56 points in the Championship as they ran in eight tries in a 56-10 triumph at Blackwood.
Number eight Kelvin Davies helped himself to a hat-trick and Lewis Barker came on to score two tries and kick three conversions.
The on and off-field benefits of schools and colleges employing a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub initiative continue to grow with the publication of the first half term figures of the current academic year.
Despite being in a tough group for the World Series opener in Dubai, Wales 7s head coach Gareth Williams says it is an exciting challenge and his squad are in a positive frame of mind, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
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