Newport ended their Heineken Cup campaign on a record breaking note as they ran in seven tries in their 53-17 home win over Newcastle Falcons.
But there was more misery for Swansea as they flopped to a third successive defeat in Pool 3, going down 30-20 in Edinburgh.
Matthew Watkins and Jason Strange stole the show infront of a crowd of more than 8,000 at Rodney Parade as they notched 33 of their sides points between them.
Wales A centre Watkins, playing on the left wing, used his pace and power to bag a hat-trick of tries - the first by a Newport player in the Heineken Cup - while outside half Strange missed with only one of his nine kicks as he notched six conversions and two penalties.
Newport coach Ian McIntosh said he wanted to use the final two Pool 6 matches against Toulouse and Newcastle to give all his squad a run out before they face Llanelli next week.
This win will have put them in the perfedt frame of mind for that vital, top-of-the-table Welsh/Scottish League clash on Friday night.
Graham Henry was on hand to see Jason Forster open the try scoring with a solo try after nine minutes and Andy Marinos and Watkins followed suit as Newport sped into a 27-3 interval lead.
No 8 Andy Powell crashed over three minutes after the break and before the game ended Watkins had completed his hat-trick and replacement back row man Joe Powell also got in on the act.
And all the way through, Strange kept kicking the goals to pile on the agony for Newcastle.
To their credit, the Falcons never folded and inspired by England outside half Dave Walder they grabbed two second half tries to show what they are made of.
Swansea, meanwhile, were undone by the boot of Gordon Ross, who helped himself to 20 points as Edinburgh beat Swansea for the second time in quick succession at home.
At least Swansea had the satisfaction of notching their first tries of the tournament through Geraint Lewis and Scott Gibbs.
Other than that, it has been a miserable tiem for them in the Heineken Cup this season.
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is looking forward to bringing together players from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the biggest challenge of their careers - a series against world champions, New Zealand.
For the fifth year running, Wales referee Nigel Owens will be in charge of proceedings at Judgement Day V at Principality Stadium. It promises to be 'extra special' for the Wales' favourite ref, as he will be making his 150th appearance in the league.
There will be no shortage of inside knowledge from Bowl Finalists Caerphilly and Amman United when they face each other on Sunday at National Finals Day. Caerphilly hooker Rhys Cleverly knows the Principality Stadium pitch better than most as a matchday groundsman, while Amman United can look to Wales' record try scorer Shane Williams for some helpful advice.
Two hundred and 40 teams competed in the inaugural Urdd WRU 7s held at Pencoed last week with Welsh internationals Steff Andrews and Jasmine Joyce impressed with the talent on display, as was Urdd chief executive, Sioned Hughes.
The countdown is on for Judgement Day V as tickets for the big day at Principality Stadium soar through the 50,000 mark. Players and coaches alike are bursting at the seams to play in the double header with Dragons coach Kingsley Jones claiming there is a 'real buzz' about the event.
WRU TV went behind the scenes when the four regions got together to test their skill set for the BBC's Scrum V Live rugby show, at the WRU National Centre of Excellene in the build up to Judgement Day V. Blues' Matthew Morgan was one of the stars of the show while the Dragons' Cory Hill proved a surprise package...the full set of results will be revealed on tv screens on matchday
Wales assistant coach Richie Pugh is confident his side can cause a few headaches in the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend. In a tough group, Wales kick off their campaign against New Zealand on Friday before playing Japan and Fiji, who are chasing their third consecutive Hong Kong title, on Saturday.
Bedwas had to overcome a stubborn Carmarthen Quins side before winning the Foster's Challenge Cup final in Bridgend with a 23-18 victory. Bedwas captain Nicky Griffiths pays tribute to his side who have claimed the club's first piece of silverware in the modern era.
Team coach Brett Davey is aiming to keep his unbeaten run in cup finals at Principality Stadium intact when his side take on Amman United in the WRU Bowl final, after he guided Caerphilly to a 20-14 win against Cilfynydd in the semi-finals.
Penallta are hoping to go one step further than last season when falling to Bedlinog in the WRU Plate Final. After a titanic struggle against Nant Conwy, they have given themselves a great chance, after a hard fought 18-13 semi-final victory.
The unique jeopardy of Judgement Day V has been described by stars from Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons who will face each other in the annual double-header at Principality Stadium on 15th April.