Alec Jenkins was successful as a makeshift goalkicker for Neath against Llandovery.
Neath had to overcome a stubborn Llandovery side before earning their Principality Premiership Play-off final place with a 26-18 victory at the Gnoll.
The Drovers took full advantage of their second bite of the cherry after getting an unexpected chance when Pontypridd were expelled from the competition after fielding an ineligible player against Llandovery.
The Welsh All Blacks were expected to coast to the final but the Drovers took them down to the wire where back rowers Nio Aiono and Dean Fitzgerald impressed alongside front rowers Peter Edwards and Emyr Phillips.
The Drovers gave as good as they got and led 10-6 at the break but the experienced Neath side dug deep in the second spell to edge a thrilling encounter.
Gareth McCarthy and Cerith Rees traded penalties with the Neath pivot edging his side in front with his second success. But the Drovers stung the home side with an excellent try after winger George North caught Rees's chip on the fly and raced clear.
Neath then lost centre Steve Thomas to the sin bin but three minutes after the break both teams were reduced to 14-men when Lloyd Phillips saw yellow.
Nathan Brew shuffled his way over in the corner then Neil Edwards and Josh Turnbull departed the scene with yellow cards.
Alec Jenkins banged over a monster penalty but plucky Llandovery hit back with a Matthew Jacobs try to bring them within a point.
But McCarthy sealed the victory when he slammed the ball on the try-line for a converted try and despite a late rally by the Drovers Neath were the first side to qualify for the inaugural play-off final.
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.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event