At the conclusion of a weekend of unexpected results that saw a feast of running rugby, three of the four Magners League Play-Off semi-finalists can be confirmed, but none has yet secured the vital home advantage.
Leinster, Ospreys and Glasgow Warriors are assured of a top four finish, whilst Munster, Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh must fight it out for the 4th and final Play-Off place next round.
Scarlets recorded their highest ever Magners League score with a 58-10 victory over Connacht, their 9 tries equalling their all time record.
Deiniol Jones arrival off the bench for Cardiff Blues set a new Magners League record with 118 appearances, whilst his team mate, Ben Blair, broke through 500 career points on Friday night.
ROUND 17 RESULTS
Friday 23 April 2010 at Firhill Stadium
Glasgow Warriors (13) 30: Rob Dewey(2T) Bernardo Stortoni(T) Dan Parks(3C/3P)
Leinster (6) 6: Ian Madigan(2P)
Friday 23 April 2010 at Rodney Parade
Newport Gwent Dragons (8) 14: Ben Castle(T) James Arlidge(3P)
Cardiff Blues (3) 20: Ben Blair(2C/2P) Gavin Evans(T) Ceri Sweeney(T)
Saturday 24 April 2010 at Thomond Park
Munster (3) 11: Ronan O'Gara(T/2P)
Ospreys (6) 15: Dan Biggar(5P)
Sunday 25 April 2010 at Murrayfield
Edinburgh Rugby (10) 25: Phil Godman(2C/2P) Andrew Turnbull(T) Tim Visser(2T)
Ulster (10) 37: Stephen Ferris(T) Ian Humphreys(T/2C/P) Jamie Smith(T) Niall O'Connor(C/P) Simon Danielli(T) Ian Whitten(T)
Sunday 25 April 2010 at Parc y Scarlets
Scarlets (31) 58: Jonathan Davies(2T) Sean Lamont(T) Regan King(2T) Rhys Priestland(5C/P) Rhys M. Thomas(2T) Rob McCusker(T) Josh Turnbull(T)
Connacht (3) 10: Eoin Griffin(T) Ian Keatley(C/P)
WRU TV were on hand at the launch of a major new commercial deal with WRU and Mercedes-Benz South Wales (part of the Sinclair Group), which sees the family company become an official supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union
On the back of the recent Women's Rugby World Cup, the WRU has launched a revitalised Women's and Girls domestic seasonal structure, and the future is looking bright.
Go to www.wru.co.uk/tryourgame for more information
Roger Lewis talks to WRU TV at the announcement of a new £60 million Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) which provides a new and positive contractual relationship between the WRU and its four Regions for the next six years has been agreed.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.