In SWALEC Division Two West, second-placed Waunarlwydd secured their promotion from the division with a 22-10 win over Kidwelly at Roseland Road. Centre Andrew Rees-Spowart stormed over for two tries and he was joined on the score sheet by Alan Pope and Daniel Joseph who also touched down.
Elsewhere Lougher upset third-placed BP Llandarcy in a titanic battle, coming out with a 25-22 win. Four Lougher tries, by Stuart Lynch, Marc O'Kelly, Tom Blyth and John Phillips were nullified by a James McKenna try for BP Llandarcy and 17-points from the boot of Nathan Hosgrove. But a last minute penalty by Lougher flyhalf, Ben Davies, secured an impressive win for the visitors.
Elsewhere in the division Aberavon Quins rubbed salt into the wounds of relegated Dunvant with a 61-11 victory at Plascrug. The hosts ran in nine tries in the game, Mark Shepard, Chris Jones, Andrew Dacey, Steve Colarusso, Alex Sheehy, Craig Cox and captain Richard Wanklyn all crossing for tries.
Division Three West champions,Newcastle Emlyn, got back to winning ways after losing to Llandeilo last week, with a 15-8 over Llanelli Wanderers, fullback Bedwyn Rees scoring the crucial try.
In Division Four, third-placed Pontardillais crossed for six tries in a 40-12 victory over Milford Haven. Martin Rees, Gary Williams, Jonathan Hire, Gethin Williams, Steffan Williams and Aled Thomas the scorers.
In the basement battle of Pembroke, the Quins saw off their rivals in a 25-8 triumph. David Baynon scored Pembroke RFC's only try while Pembroke Quins racked up three to win the town's bragging rights. With both sides propping up the league, the win was a vital boost for the Quins who are still not safe from relegation, while the chances of Pembroke RFC staying up looks increasingly unlikely.
Meanwhile in Division Five South Central, Bridgend Sports notched up 110 points against Hirwaun. Flyhalf Matthew Murphy was in irresistible form and contributed 30-points while scrum-half Chris Morgan and second row Jamie Lorimar both grabbing a hat-trick of tries.
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.
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'.