Only one team remains unbeaten after five rounds of the Celtic League.
The last remaining unbeaten teams in the Celtic League, Connacht and Glasgow, took their records to Wales today, and only Connacht go home with it intact.
Connacht kept up their 100 percent Celtic League record to remain top of Pool B. The Irish province came from 17 points behind to beat Bridgend 24-23 at the Brewery Field.
Connacht lost captain Tim Allnutt with a cruciate ligament injury late in the opening half, but the boot of fly-half Eric Elwood and tries to centre Darren Yapp and fullback Mark MucHugh left the home fans in stunned disbelief.
The win means Connacht are the first side to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Pontypridd beat Glasgow at Sardis road 34-28 in a narrow but deserved victory. The win keeps them on track for a place in the last eight. Ponty secured a bonus point thanks to tries from Mathew Rees, Sonny Parker, Ceri Sweeney and Micheal Owen.
Cardiff and Newport battled at Rodney Parade. In a thrilling and tense match, the lead changed eight times. With the score at 27-25 to Cardiff, Shane Howarth's 81st minute penalty miss gifted the Blue and Blacks victory.
Howarth will be devastated, but his five penalties had kept the Black and Ambers in the match. The Cardiff trio of Rhys Williams, Jamie Robinson and wing Craig Morgan looked dangerous throughout. Morgan scored three fine tries, no doubt impressing the watching Steve Hansen.
This win keeps Dai Young's men on course for quarter-final qualification. For Newport this signals the end of their Celtic League campaign.
In Pool A Swansea saw off Caerphilly 37-35. The victory means the All Whites retain a slim hope of making the quarter-finals.
Caerphilly fly-half Luke Richards gave visiting fans hope of a rare victory with six penalty goals, but tries to All Whites Sam Cordingley, Arwel Thomas and a brace to in-form winger Shaun Payne proved the difference.
Caerphilly have now lost eleven straight Celtic League ties.
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
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.