Mountain Ash closed the gap on Swalec Division Two East leaders Gilfach Goch thanks to a 38-10 triumph over third-placed Treorchy, while the league leaders suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Rhydyfelin.
Scrum -half Meiron Thomas crossed twice for tries while back-row duo Scott Davies and Chris Edmonds also touched down for Mountain Ash to secure a well earned victory. There was more good news for the men from Duffryn Pennar Parc when Rhydyfelin sprung a surprise on the league leaders, with a 25-21 victory. Mark Palmer, Lee Scarfe and David Gratton all scored tries for Rhydyfelin, while Gareth Walters scored the solitary try for the hosts.
Elsewhere there was basement battle between eleventh placed Newport Saracens and twelfth-placed Garndiffaith. The Saracens came out on top and ran in seven tries in a 47-12 victory. Blindside flanker, Carl Townsend, was a constant threat and stormed over for a hat-trick of tries. Townsend was joined on the scoreboard by Dale Leith, who grabbed his own brace, Tom Piper and Lewis Culverwell.
In Division Three East Abergavenny continued their march towards promotion with a 36-8 win over Tredegar Ironsides, William Harris, Stephen Evans and Gareth Carney among the scorers at Bailey Park.
Fleur De Lys also maintained their impressive run of form and keep the pressure on the league leaders thanks to 41-20, six try romp over Nelson. Scrum half Daniel Cook, no.8 Lee Taylor, wing Jamie Henthorn and centre due Ieuan Morris and Brett Green and crossed for tries.
There was a top-of-the-table battle in Division Four East where second-placed Talywain travelled to top side Abertillery BG. Talywain came out on top and sealed a hard-fought 15-13 victory. The visitors raced into a 12-3 half-time and held on for victory despite a second-half Aled Penn try for the hosts.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.