Neath winger Kristian Phillips continued his rich vein of form with another two tries against Pontypridd.
Principality Premiership champions Neath reached the semi-final stage of Principality Premiership Play-Off championship with a convincing 34-3 victory over Pontypridd at The Gnoll.
The five-try rout was the third meeting between the two clubs inside a month and there may be a fourth - if Pontypridd beat Llandovery next Monday.
The Welsh All Blacks led 10-nil at half time courtesy of a splendid 75-yard dash by flanker Steve Tandy who made light of Neath being temporarily reduced to 13-men to race away and touch down for a try that was converted from the touchline by captain Arwel Thomas who then kicked a penalty.
In the second-half, Ponty hit back with a penalty by outside-half Dean Gunter but Tandy increased Neath's advantage with another try from a touchline sprint after a quickly taken lineout.
A thrilling interception effort by Kristian Phillips produced try number three and the Premiership's leading scorer added a second to go with a short-range effort from outside-half Gareth McCarthy whose two conversions completed the scoring.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.