Principality Premiership leaders Neath suffered a 27-24 defeat to Newport, a result that seriously dents their title hopes.
Neath out scored Newport by four tries to two, with Gareth King, Gareth Gravelle and Alex Jenkins among the scorers. Mike Poole and Richard Dale crossed for Newport, with Lewis Roblyn scoring a crucial five penalties, which was the difference between the teams by the final whistle.
Pontypool suffered another defeat at the hands of Ebbw Vale in a bottom of the table clash. Andrew Bevan and Rhys Jenkins both crossed the line for Ebbw Vale, complimented by four Gareth Bowen penalties achieving a winning margin of 22-12.
Llanelli produced a strong performance to beat Cardiff at Cardiff Arms Park, 42-24. Nick Reynolds, Ceri Jones, Nathan White, John Lewis and Justin James all contributed tries to Llanelli, winning a bonus point along the way. Prop Christian Day scored for Cardiff, as well as Garyn Lucas and Owen Ruttley.
Carmarthen Quins achieved a narrow victory over Bedwas, winning 30-28 in a closely fought game. Bedwas outscored the Quines by four tries to one; Rob Carter, James Murphy, Jamie Jones and Stewart Thomas all crossing the line. Bedwas suffered with indiscipline, conceding six penalties, all slotted over by Gareth Cull as he led Carmarthen to victory.
Llandovery ran in five tries against Glamorgan Wanderers; Adam Yelland, Joe Ajuwa, Howard Thomas, Lloyd Phillips and Dean Fitzgerald taking their chances to score. Cerith Rees converted four tries and added a further penalty to seal the 36-17 triumph. Gareth Knight and Harry Trelawney scored for Glamorgan, with Daniel Fish adding a penalty as well as two conversions.
An exiting game between Pontypridd and Aberavon ended 28-28 at Sardis Road. Chris Clayton, Aaron Branwell and Rhys Downs scored for the home side, with Dean Gunter adding three penalties and one conversion. Ben Thomas, Chris Morgan and Rory Gallagher contributed the Aberavon points total with tries, with Jamie Davies matching Gunter's efforts of three penalties and one conversion.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.