The final of the BT Dragons Rugby Trust National Youth League was won by Newport last night as they defeated Swansea Youth by a convincing 38-12 scoreline in a match played in the Millennium Stadium.
Newport scored 5-2 on tries with fly half Alix Jerrett scoring two and one each coming from centre Robert Tripp, man of the match Rhys Miller and flanker David Tovey. Jerrett added a penalty and drop goal and Darryl Carter converted twice and kicked a penalty.
Swansea contributed two tries - one each by centre Aron May and full back James Horner, with the latter converting the first try.
Card-ff-based police officer Barry Gregory gave a fine display as the man with the whistle.
In the Welsh Schools Under-16 Cup final, Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive defeated Maesteg Comprehensive by 30-24 in a free-flowing match in which the winners also won the try-count by 5-3 with no.8 forward Scott Jeremy collecting a brace.
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.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made