Carmarthen Athletic outside half Ricky Williams was the toast of the town after his three penalties ended a run of five straight defeats and gave his side a sensational victory over Whitland in SWALEC Division One West.
It was ninth v second at Parc Llwyn Ty Gwyn, but the battling home side emerged triumphant 9-0 thanks to three long-range goals from Williams. The win moved the Athletic on to 27 points, well clear of the relegation zone.
With league leaders Tonmawr on SWALEC Cup duty there was a chance for the chasing pack to close the gap on them at the top, but not only did their nearest rivals Whitland fail, but so too did third placed Corus.
They were rocked at home by Narberth, who emerged with a 24-15 victory. A Simon Evans try and Scott Robinson penalty and conversion gave the hosts a 10-3 half-time lead.
But Narberth hit back in the second half with three tries from Simon Griffiths, Chris Scarf and Gareth Jones. Craig Jones was faultless with the boot for the visitors and added three conversions and a penalty.
Elsewhere in the division a basement battle took place at the Brewery Field where Bridgend held on to claim a 27-20 win over Cwmllynfell. Jim Morgan and Chris O'Conner scored tries for the visitors but The Ravens hit back with tries through Mark David, Matthew Davies, Chris Alan-Purcell and Luke Roberts to seal a crucial bonus-point win.
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
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.