SWANSEA 22, EDINBURGH 27
Swansea skipper Scott Gibbs couldn't have put it any better when he said: "we are in the depths of hell"
This was last season's Welsh/Scottish League champions' eighth league defeat of the season - they only lost four last term - and means they could struggle to finish among the top five Welsh clubs in the battle for a place in the Heineken Cup.
Nobody could complain about a four tries to one victory for Edinburgh and only the boot of Gavin Henson kept the Whites in the hunt after they coughed up a try after only two minutes to the former New Zealand captain Todd Blackadder.
His try from a simple, but highly effective, rolling maul gave the Scottish side the confidence they needed to notch one of their best victories on Welsh soil since the Welsh/Scottish League started.
And where Blackadder led, so his fellow Kiwi, now Scottish international, Brendan Laney followed.
Laney helped himself to a hat-trick of tries as he proved the big difference between the two teams.
Gibbs grabbed a try for the home side, but the rest of their points came from Henson's boot as three times he kicked the Whites into a slender lead.
The only good point for the home team was the return to action of Wales and Lions centre Mark Taylor after a nine month lay-off following knee surgery.
Scorers: Swansea: Try: S Gibbs; Con: G Henson; Pens: G Henson 3; DGs: G Henson 2. Edinburgh: Tries: B Laney 3, T Blackadder; Cons: G Ross 2; Pen: G Ross.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.