Cardiff's win was a follow-on from the 24-3 win at Rodney Parade earlier in the season, but Cardiff did lose centre Richard Jones with an injured ankle. However, they scored tries by wing Geraint Williams and big lock Luke Tait, younger brother of Canadian star John, who was involved in the Heineken Cup at Northampton.
Fly half Chris Anderson converted both tries and added three penalties and a drop goal, while Wales under-21 cap Hal Luscombe crossed for Newport and former Llandovery fly half Rhys Gosling converted.
Llanelli were on song to defeat Caerphilly by 52-12 with skipper Tal Selly leading the way with three tries, followed by Bryn Griffiths, Chris Rowe, Josh Freeman, Glyn Davies and Ceirin Jones with fly half Dan Smith goaling six of them. Caerphilly replied with two tries by David Reid, one converted by Michael Thomas.
Swansea gained a 23-7 home win over Bridgend with international centre Matthew Brayley, who recently appeared for Carmarthen Quins, scoring one try and lock Joe Purcell also went over with fly half Gareth James placing two conversions and three penalties. Bridgend's reply was a try by lively flanker Dan Fitzgerald, who has appeared for Tondu seniors this season and it was converted by a former Tondu back Lloyd Warner.
Neath also were home winners, defeating Pontypridd by 27-11 with fly half Peter Smriglia, the first player in senior rugby to reach 200 points this season, landing four penalty goals, but not converting the tries by prop Paul James, centre John Leyshon and replacement scrum half Gareth James. Treorchy fly half David Owen kicked a penalty and drop goal for Pontypridd and centre Matthew Nutall scored a try.
Ebbw Vale's Steelers Under-21 side played a friendly at Oakdale and won 20-14 in freezing conditions. Oakdale led 9-6 at the break after the Steelers scored with a Ross Watts penalty and a drop goal by Adam Sliczny. In the second half Oakdale scored a try tolead 14-6 before the Steelers wing Richard Jenkins turned the match by intercepting on his own line and running way for a try that Watts converted. Ebbw Vale then took the lead with a try by centre Matthew Griffiths that Watts again converted. Lock Damian Hudd was picked as man of the match.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
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'.