Maesteg captain Gareth Edwards hold the SWALEC League Two West trophy after receiving it from WRU Director District D representative Alan Jones.
Maesteg were crowned champions of SWALEC League Division Two West with a hard-earned victory over Kidwelly at Llynfi Road.
Maesteg were crowned champions of Division Two West with a hard-earned victory over Kidwelly at Llynfi Road.
The hosts were behind with only minutes to spare against their fellow promotion-chasers - and were only still in-touch thanks to six penalties from the boot of fly-half Robbie Evans. But wing Chris Jones popped up to score the decisive late try and seal the title in style.
With second-placed BP Llandarcy without-a-game, Waunarlydd stepped up their promotion push with a crushing victory over Aberavon Quins. Johnny Davies and Daniel Joseph each bagged a brace, and Nathan Hart, Alun Pope and Tom Gronow also crossed as they eased to a 43-15 triumph.
Tondu are still dreaming of championship glory in Division Three South West after they smashed Cwmavon at Pandy Park. With leaders Skewen not playing this weekend, Tondu are now seven points behind with a game in hand.
Wing-pair Craig Fox and Darren Thomas led the way for the hosts with a brace of tries each. There were also scores for Matthew Morgan and Dean Howard as the Waterwheelers proved too strong, winning 39-14.
With most of their fellow strugglers not in action, Nantyfyllon ensured their own safety with a fine 31-29 victory over Ystalyfera.
Hooker Richard Hicks scored a double, while there were also scores for his front-row colleague Michael Harries, flanker Ryan Osgood and scrum-half Lloyd O'Connor. But it took a superb touchline kick in the last minute by substitute fly-half Lee Bumford to seal the points for the hosts.
Elsewhere Glynneath moved up to second with a 50-6 humiliation of relegated Maesteg Quins and Seven Sisters pulled off a memorable 30-17 win against Kenfig Hill.
Newcastle Emlyn were confirmed champions of Division Three West - despite going down 18-13 at second-placed Llandeilo.
Skipper Chris Mosely and wing Emyr Jones scored for the hosts, but Emlyn got the single bonus-point they needed to confirm the title.
Llandeilo, meanwhile, confirmed their promotion play-off place with the victory.
At the other end, Lampeter moved a step closer to guaranteeing their survival with a 15-0 victory over relegated Llanybydder.
Wing Lyn Jones and full-back Tim Evans crossed for the hosts, who now need just a point to seal their place in the league for next season.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
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.