Pontypridd secured a much needed first win of the season with a 21-16
victory over Newport.
And there was a further boost for the Sardis Road crew as Neil Jenkins made
his first appearance for the club after three years away.
Tries from Ceri Sweeney and John Bryant secured the victory for Ponty, with
Nathan Palmer scoring on his debut for the Black and Ambers.
Bridgend are proving the surprise package of the Celtic League, and go into the third week of the competition as one of only two unbeaten Welsh teams.
The Ravens today took Borders apart in a comfortable 41-9 win which proved last weekend's shock victory over Newport was no fluke.
Winger Craig Warlow kicked 16 points as Bridgend proved too good in all
departments, earning a bonus point for scoring four tries.
Young flanker Corey Harris had a superb game, and the club's major summer
signing Andy Moore proved excellent value in the second row.
Kevin Utterson kept Borders in touch early with three penalty goals, but the
newest rugby club in Europe were simply outclassed in their first visit to
Llanelli were given a surprisingly tough time before winning 43-34 at
Caerphilly, despite bagging a bonus point for four tries inside 30 minutes.
Scarlets winger Mark Jones is in great touch, and had two tries inside the
opening 10 minutes today.
National captain Scott Quinnell was in dominant form for Llanelli but a brave
Caerphilly refused to lie down, and their cause was helped when Scarlets coach Gareth Jenkins dragged Quinnell and Stephen Jones off at the break.
An intercepted try to winger Holo Taufahema midway through the second half gave the Virginia Park hopeful a glimmer of hope, but the class of the
visitors told in the end.
Caerphilly thoroughly deserved their bonus point for four tries, and would
have had a second for finishing within seven points if Luke Richards' last-
second conversion had flown true.
On Friday night, the all-conquering Irish sides suffered mixed fortunes.
Connacht beat Cardiff and Munster thumped Ebbw Vale, but Leinster fell to
their first loss in 12 Celtic League matches - losing away to Glasgow - and
Edinburgh snatched a one-point win over Ulster in Belfast.
In the all-Welsh affair, Neath beat Swansea 20-16 in the rain.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.