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 teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.