PONTYPRIDD 59 EDINBURGH 27
Pontypridd received the perfect boost ahead of their two-pronged cup assault
with a nine try drubbing of Edinburgh.
The valley commandos face Llanelli in Saturday's Principality Cup final before a date with Sale Sharks in the PARKER PEN SHIELD European final.
But all attentions were fixed towards finishing their Welsh/Scottish League
campaign on a high note infront of their home fans.
Gareth Wyatt got the ball rolling after just 30 seconds for the first of his two tries after running the Edinburgh defence ragged with a glittering burst.
That opened the floodgates for an avalanche of tries with Sonny Parker and
Ceri Sweeney bagging two a piece.
Brett Davey, who was in lethal kicking mood, also helped himself to a try on the way to a 19-point haul before Gareth Baber leapt from the bench to get in on the act.
A demoralised Scottish side notched four tries thanks to a double from
Kevin Utterson and scores from Craig Smith and Steve Scott.
Pontypridd: Tries: Gareth Wyatt 2, Ceri Sweeney 2, Sonny Parker 2, Sean James, Brett Davey, Gareth Baber; Cons: Brett Davey 7.
Edinburgh: Tries: Kevin Utterson 2, Steve Scott, Craig Smith; Cons: Duncan Hodge 2; Pen: Duncan Hodge
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.