In SWALEC Division Two East, Mountain Ash closed the gap on league leaders, Gilfach Goch, thanks to a 33-21 win over fourth-placed Brynmawr.
The vital win on the road keeps them in the hunt for promotion. Brynmawr stuck with three tries but it was not enough to overcome the visitors, who scored tries through Merion Thomas, Craig Evans, Dale Keeping and Dean Philips to secure maximum points.
Treorchy also kept their chances alive with a bonus-point home victory over Penallta, Shaun Green, Damon Filmer, Andrew Mallin and Peter Hutchings the men who crossed for the hosts.
However Gilfach Goch, who were not in action this weekend, can win the title and promotion to Division One East with a bonus-point win in a crunch match against Treorchy on Friday.
Elsewhere in the division, Llanharan secured their place in the league for another year with a hard-fought victory over Llantwit Fardre.
Fleur De Lys will join Llanharan in the division next year after they were crowed Division Three East champions, recording a 29-17 win over Gwernyfed on the road. Back-row duo Leigh Taylor and Lee Jones were joined by Jamie Heythorn to touch-down and Paul Emanuelli slotted a further 14 points.
Meanwhile Pill Harriers ran in nine tries on their way to a 61-7 triumph over Croesyceillog. Ross Palmer was in magnificent form and the fly-half inspired the Harriers to victory with a five-try brace.
In a titanic battle in Division Four East that saw league leaders Abertillery BG travel to second-placed Risca. The visitors came out on top and took a giant leap towards securing the Championship thanks to a closely fought 18-13 win. Wing Aled Penn proved the difference and raced away to score two vital tries.
League strugglers, St Josephs, scrapped to a crucial win in their battle to avoid the drop, securing 15-13 win at Abercarn, Nigel Morgan and Ryan Moore the try scorers for St Jo's.
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.