On a perfect day for running rugby the west divisions delivered with 259 tries. Ten of these were scored at The Verlands, where Waunarlwydd overcame Pencoed with a 49-22 triumph.
Pencoed wing, Chris Jones, raced clear for two tries, but it was not enough and the visitors touched down seven times. Andrew Spowart grabbed a double, while Liam Williams, Robert Bagley, prop Steffan Jones and his namesake Steffan Jones on the flank all touched down.
In Division Three West, Morriston held on for a 35-32 win over Cardigan. Morriston looked to be home and dry with ten minutes to go, up 32-18, thanks to tries from Steve Evans, Connor Dower, Paul Wopham and Peter Roberts. But a late rally from the home side with fly half Michael Diggle touching down twice ran the visitors close. But it was not enough and Morriston went away with 5-points.
Elsewhere in a dour event Llandeilo scraped past Llanelli Wanderers with an 11-6 win, Osian Williams scoring the game's only try.
Third-placed Crymych were in better form and ran in eight tries in an eleven try, 52-22 triumph over Llanybydder. Rhys Jones, Carwyn Evans and Rhodri Davies scored the tries for the visitors but it was not enough to overcome the Preselimen. Matt Hamilton touched down twice and he was joined on the scoreboard by Guto Griffiths, Simon James, Tomos Jones, Nick Bevan and Gareth Davies.
In Division Three South West, Tondu closed the gap on pace setters Skewen, after a 25-18 at Tennant Park. Tries by Gareth Morris and Edward Price helped the home side in to an 18-8 halftime lead but the Waterwheelers hit back with second half tries from Paul Smithson and Darren Thomas. A further seven points from the boot of Dean Thomas was enough to beat the league leaders.
There was another top three clash in Division Four West with second placed Pontarddulais facinf third placed Tenby United at Coed Bach Park. The Seasiders came out on top, with a 26-25 win on the road. But it could have been a very different story, had the host's Jonathan Lloyds' last minute penalty not dropped agonizingly short of the posts.
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'.