UWIC are all-but-confirmed as champions of Division One East - despite not taking to the field last weekend.
With the students out-of-action, second-placed Bargoed had the chance to close the gap at the top to two points heading in to the final weeks of the season.
But they were smashed by rivals Bargoed in a high-scoring thriller, which leaves the race for second wide open.
The hosts ran-in seven tries through Ashley Norton, Rhys Humphreys, Ricky Cochlin, Adam Cullen, Lee Williams, Gareth Dare and Jamie Howells.
Llanharan replied through a brace-apiece by Elliot Foiles and Lee Thorne, but they were well beaten in the end, 52-31.
Caerphilly were relegated after they were destroyed by Blackwood at Glan yr Afon Park. Gareth Price and Mark Birkraer braces were among the nine Blackwood tries as they sealed the visitors' fate with a 61-7 triumph.
Things are getting tight for the second relegation spot, and Ystrad Rhondda took a huge step towards safety with a fine 35-17 victory over
Tredegar. Shaun Robson bagged a double, and Nathan Hughes, Alex Webber and Mazin al-Azlani also touched-down for the hosts.
They are now level on points with Beddau, who played out a thrilling 32-32 draw with Merthyr.
Lewis Jones and Viv Owen both crossed twice for Beddau as they sealed what could turn out to be a precious two points.
Bedlinog can now begin to look ahead after confirming their safety with a 26-17 victory against Rumney. Martin Luckwell, Phil Cocharan and Martin Jones scored the hosts' tries.
Builth Wells pulled off one of the results of the season in Division One West as they beat third-placed Narberth, 19-17.
Tries by George Jenkins and Andy Garrod for Builth were cancelled out by scores for Michael Thomas and Nick Clancy for Bonymaen, who led 17-16 with two minutes remaining. It was then left to Builth star John Thurston to slot over a late penalty and seal a famous victory for the hosts.
That result also saw Whitland confirmed as second place finishers, despite them being given a lesson in running rugby from champions Tonmawr.
Scores from Juan Socino (2), Tal Selley, Gareth John and Darryl Harvey, plus a penalty try, saw Tonmawr to a 45-20 victory at the Memorial Ground.
Bridgend seem to be heading for safety after they beat Carmarthen 32-12. Tom Grabham, Lloyd Peers and a Matthew Morgan double saw them to an important bonus-point triumph.
Felinfoel sealed their safety with a 43-23 victory at relegated Cymllynfell and Bridgend Athletic beat Corus 44-24.
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.