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 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'.