Runaway SWALEC Division One East leaders, UWIC, were dealt a blow at the Dairy Field where third-placed Llanharan recorded a 26-6 win - only the second time the studnets had been beaten in the league this season.
Llanharan put in an impressive forward display, which gave their backs a solid platform to play off. Fullback Matthew Taylor, centre Dan Atkins and flanker Justin Jones all touched down, while Codey Rees added 11 points.
Meanwhile, second-place Bargoed took advantage of their promotion rival's slip up with a 26-10 win over Tredegar. Lee Pearson and Nicky Cocklin both scored tries, but it was fly-half Steffan Jones who stole the show with 16 points from the boot.
Tredegar were hampered by poor discipline and lost three players to the sin-bin. Their only try came from second-row Jordan Williams and Darren Pearce added a conversion and penalty.
In a mid-table battle at Riverside Park, Blackwood recorded a bonus-point 39-6 win over Rumney, who had won four games in a row coming into the game. Fullback, Nathan Griffiths, scored a double while Joe Baffada, Rhys Morgan and Andrew Coupe all scored tries.
Caerphilly remain anchored to the foot of the table after their 10-5 defeat at Bedlinog. The home side's narrow victory allowed them to move eight points clear of the bottom, and they have a game in hand over Caerphilly.
Beddau gave themselves a better chance of surviving by beating Ystrad Rhondda 22-6 at home. That win allowed them to overtake Ystrad and move out of the relegation zone and build up a vital three point cushion.
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.
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'.