Neath comfortably swept passed the challenge of Caerphilly at the Gnoll last night with scrum half Gareth James starring in a 51pts to 17 success.
The scrum half crossed for a hat trick of tries with full back Dylan Pugh also featuring prominently with a try, a penalty and a hat trick of conversions.
The home side had to produce an improved performance in the second half after the visitors had taken a shock 17-14 interval lead.
Further tries from wingers Richard Carter, Andrew Jones and centre Peter Smiriglia secured the win with Neath also being awarded a penalty try. Fly half Aled Davies added a conversion.
Llanelli, with three games in hand on Neath, needed a late try from number eight Aled Gravell to secure a 23pts to 11 win at Bridgend.
Scrum half Mike Phillips made a telling break and fed Gravell who crossed for the late second half score after fly half Paul Fisher and flanker Bryn Griffiths had both crossed for earlier tries. Fisher also added a brace of penalties and a conversion.
Lock Huw Alford replied with a try for the Brewery Field side and Jon-Pierre Ferreira added a brace of penalties after skipper Alun Lake had been forced from the field with a leg injury.
Swansea produced a fluent first half display as they lead 15pts to 3 at the interval in their clash with their Ebbw Vale counterparts.
However, the home side rallied after the interval and secured a 20pts to 15 win. Left-wing Paul Mackey, in is second game back after injury, and centre Matthew Brayley scored tries for the All Whites while fly half Gareth James added a conversion and a drop goal.
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.