Aberavon's Chris Lewis goes over in the corner against Cardiff.
Aberavon deservedly made it through to the semi finals of SWALEC Cup for the sixteenth time this afternoon after holding off a very late Cardiff comeback to record a nailbiting 19-17 victory at the Arms Park.
Losing 19-3 after 80 minutes, the home side scored two converted tries in a remarkable 13 minutes of injury time that gave the visiting faithful a fright.
The Wizards made the perfect start when left wing Chris Lewis scored in the corner just two minutes into the game after some great work by the Aberavon flankers.
Cardiff fly half Scott Sneddon had a chance to reduce the deficit not long afterwards but missed with his penalty kick. Opposite number Matthew Jarvis also missed with a long range penalty attempt coming up to the end of the first quarter, while Sneddon hit the post after half hour to leave the score at 5-0 at the interval.
A Jarvis penalty early in the second half was cancelled out by Sneddon as he got the first points on the board for the homeside.
Jarvis kicked his second penalty of the afternoon to make the score 11-3 to the Wizards at the end of the third quarter.
In the last 10 minutes of normal time Jarvis increased the visitors lead with a third penalty kick. In the 80th minute wing Lewis scored again in the corner to give the Wizards a 16 point lead.
However, referee James Jones surprised both sets of supporters by playing 13 minutes of injury time that saw Cardiff hit back with two converted tries. First replacement Sion Hopkins scored and then centre Richard Smith. Sneddon converted both to leave the Wizards fans with a nervous couple of minutes before the final whistle.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.