Last Saturday's Division One matches saw Pontypool confirm their status as the top club and indeed, the only unbeaten side in what is shaping up to be a tight Division.
Despite trailing at Bedwas with 20 minutes remaining and with Sam Waldron sent off, Pontypool's 14 men rallied and with Byron Hayward reaching a century of points in only six matches. Pooler turned it round to win 31-22.
Narberth recovered from last week's slip-up against Whitland to win by 20-13 at Tredegar, despite losing fly half Simon Daniel with injury.
Aberavon got back on track by defeating Llanharan 39-15 and Carmarthen Quins beat Bonymaen 28-22, despite being outscored 3-1 on tries. Fly half Giles Thomas kept up his remarkable 100 % goal kicking record this season. Thomas has now scored 32 times in a row. His 23 points on Saturday took his season total to 86.
Blackwood won a high-scoring match by 40-30 at Treorchy. Martin Jones scored 25 for Blackwood and Matthew Hutchings 15 for Treorchy.
Rumney join Treorchy at the bottom after losing a 21-20 lead at home to Newbridge and going down 32-21, while Cross Keys were good winners by 22-6 at Tondu.
Beddau made a fine effort before going down 34-20 at Whitland where Dan Griffiths scored 14 points for the Borderers and at Church Bank, the Llandovery Drovers were surprisingly edged out 29-28 by Glamorgan Wanderers.
Full back Jason Pocock was the man of the hour scoring 19 points, while Tal Selly completed a notable double- following his try on Friday for Llanelli the wing/centre scored a try for Llandovery on Saturday.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.