Pontypridd clinched their third SWALEC Cup in four seasons with a 21-8 victory over Cross Keys at the Millennium Stadium.
Paul John's men kept their hopes alive of an historic double, which would see them become the first side to win the league and cup two seasons in a row.
Ponty avenged their 2012 final defeat at the hands of Keys with tries from James Howe and Gavin Dacey and 11 points from the boot of Simon Humberstone.
Nathan Trowbridge scored a try to lift his team's hopes of victory, but the Keys couldn't force their way past strong Pontypridd defence.
Fly-half Dorian Jones thumped Cross Keys into the lead after 10 minutes. But his counterpart Humberstone, who played in the Blues victory over Connacht less than 24 hours before, slotted a penalty two minutes later to level the scores.
An electric break from Ponty wing Lewis Williams almost gave his side the lead before the Principality Premiership leaders rumbled over for their first try.
Locke collected Aled Morris's line-out throw and the Pontypridd pack shunted Howe over the line to score and boost his team's hopes of a second double in as many seasons.
Jones had the chance to pull Ponty's lead back to two points after the men from Sardis Road were caught offside. But the Keys kicker saw his long-range shot drop just short.
Keys scrum-half Rhys Dyer was then penalised for obstruction as Elliot Jones sliced through the defensive line.
And Humberstone stretched the Valley Commandos' lead to eight points three minutes from half-time with a 45-metre penalty.
The Ponty stand-off kept the scoreboard ticking over with a well-timed drop goal to give his side a 14-3 advantage just after half-time.
The decisive score came through centre Dacey after 62 minutes.Man-of-the-match Geraint Walsh found talismanic captain Dafydd Lockyer running a dangerous angle, he sliced through and picked out Dacey who crashed over from five metres out.
Cross Keys hit-back just three minutes later to prove they were far from finished. Replacement scrum-half Trowbridge sniped through a gap in the defence to score - but Steffan Jones missed the conversion.
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
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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.
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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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.