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.
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.