Newport's Alex Jones charges into the Exeter defence.
Newport launched their British and Irish Cup campaign in emphatic fashion with a convincing 21-14 victory over English Championship leaders Exeter at Rodney Parade.
The Black and Ambers condemned The Chiefs to their first defeat of the season with winger Gareth Wyatt grabbing two tries in the opening period to put Newport on their way.
The home side led 18-0 at the break thanks to Wyatt and the boot of Chris Wannell. But a rearguard effort by the Chiefs saw No 8 Michael Stupple barge over before winger Nic Sesteret raced over late on but Newport repelled everything the Chiefs could throw at them to hold on.
Aberavon had to come from behind to fend off the challenge of Llanelli with a hard earned 16-19 victory.
Llanelli opened the scoring with a penalty by outside-half Dan Newton after just three minutes before stretching their lead on 17 minutes through a Dale Ford converted try.
Matthew Jarvis reduced the gap with two penalties before Newton took Llanelli out to a 13-6 half-time lead with another penalty.
But in the second half Aberavon hit back with 13 unanswered with a third Jarvis penalty which was followed by a converted try for David Pritchard. Jarvis and Newton swapped penalties again, but the Wizards held out.
Cardiff won 22-16 at the Arms Park over derby rivals Pontypridd in an intense affair. Ponty had a slender 3-0 lead at the break but a converted try by Kristian Baller and the boot of Gareth Davies edged the home side in front.
Earlier Ryan Howells raced over after intercepting 60m out and he completed the victory for the Blue & Blacks when outflanking the Ponty defence late on.
Neath stumbled to an 11-18 defeat against Bristol at the Gnoll where the visitors outscored the home side two tries to one.
For the English side, Ian Grieve and Sam Alford touched down with Neath's only response coming from Kevin Farrell.
WRU TV were on hand at the launch of a major new commercial deal with WRU and Mercedes-Benz South Wales (part of the Sinclair Group), which sees the family company become an official supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union
On the back of the recent Women's Rugby World Cup, the WRU has launched a revitalised Women's and Girls domestic seasonal structure, and the future is looking bright.
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Roger Lewis talks to WRU TV at the announcement of a new £60 million Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) which provides a new and positive contractual relationship between the WRU and its four Regions for the next six years has been agreed.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.
WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey met with volunteers across the game earlier this week, championing their role in the sport. He was joined by Wales captain Sam Warburton for part of the day as volunteers took part in a 'Try Out' event for the 2015 Rugby World Cup