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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.