Llanishen were the top scorers in the Preliminary Round of the Principality Cup at the weekend, as they thrashed North Wales club Welshpool by 110-7.
The Cardiff-based club ran in 18 tries with fly half Andrew Edwards, formerly of St Peter's, scoring one and kicking ten conversions.
The biggest shock was the home loss by Seven Sisters, semi-finalists of 1998, who were beaten 31-22 by Felinfoel, while the Welsh Districts Cup holders, Blackwood Stars, went to Laugharne and won 50-17.
Alltwen, under new player-coach Dean Morgan, held off Mountain Ash 16-13 and another new coach, former Wales skipper Kevin Phillips, was in charge of Newcastle Emlyn, who won 23-10 at Abercrave.
Bridgend Athletic registered the biggest away win, thrashing Swansea Uplands by 96-0 and a new-look Penygraig side beat Nelson 63-0.
The closest match was at Gwernyfed, where visitors Llandeilo drew 24-24, but won on try-count, while second-class club Trefil went through by 28-8 at Crymych.
South Wales Police returned to rugby after a season's gap and they had to thank Justin Lott, who kicked three penalties, for their 9-8 win over Trinant at Waterton Cross.
Penarth kicked off at 4.15pm at home to Builth Wells, but they still fell by 48-17, though near-neighbours Old Penarthians beat Furnace Utd by 29-7 at Cwrt-y-Vil, including a try by new player-coach John Calderley.
North Wales club Wrexham strode forward after a good 17-6 win at Llanhilleth and Bala progressed only because Llangwm could not field a front row.
Ruthin went through with a fine 57-0 win at Bynea and Newtown were 42-22 winners at Canton.
Of the University sides, only Cardiff were winners, racing to a 32-5 success at Cefneithin.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.
Defending champions Coleg Sir Gar reached their second consecutive Millennium Stadium final as they defeated Coleg Gwent in the WRU Wednesday Under 18 play-off. Watch highlights of their narrow 10-8 win here.