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 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.