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.
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'.