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.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.