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.
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.