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 reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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