Division Two West outfit Aberystwyth needed extra time to beat a spirited Llandeilo in the SWALEC Bowl second round. Fly-half Carwyn ap Murddyn delivered a match-winning performance for Aberystwyth, scoring all of his sides points as they squeezed home, 20-17
Division Four West table-toppers Milford Haven continued their good form, sealing a place in the next round by thumping Betws. Two tries apiece for flanker Gareth Fawcett and hooker Craig Smith saw them to a 43-25 win.
Senghenydd, of Division Five South East, sprung a surprise against Division Four Cardiff HSOB. Scrum-Half Alun Ford led the way, scoring 18 points, including two tries, as Senghenydd ran out winners, 43-7.
Cousins Nicky and Chris Stevens starred for Division Four East Abertillery BG as they hammered Aberbeeg. Both scored two tries and fly-half Chris added six conversions, while there was also a brace for flanker Greg Lane as the hosts ran out winners, 52-12.
Wing David Smith scored a hattrick as Division Five East side Oakdale recorded a fine 18-11 win over Division Four Crumlin.
Risca wing Luke Savigar-Jones ran in four tries as the Division Four South East side beat Blaina United 100-0.
Division Four East outfit Old Illtydians crashed out at the hands of Division Six Central Llanrumney. Lock Gareth Collier and wing Kieron Ford both scored twice to see Llanrumney to victory, 40-28.
Porth hung on for a nervy win against their Division Four South East rivals Pontyclun. Tries from wings Callum Rowe and Anthony James sealed an 18-17 victory.
Cymtwrch, Ynysddu, Taffs Well and Barry are among the other sides progressing to round three.
BP Llandarcy might be flying high in Division Two West, but they needed a slice of luck - and extra time - to get past Division Three South West side Seven Sisters in the SWALEC Plate first round. With the sides level at 3-3 after 80 minutes, the visitors needed a late try from Darren Fender to avoid embarrassment, holding out for an 8-3 win.
There was an upset at Division Two East Abercynon, where the hosts crashed out to Hoel y Cyw, who had tries from Ashley Dominick and centres Ben Thomas and Chris Howe to thank for their 26-25 win.
Abergavenny are also through after beating their Division Three East rivals Pontypool United. Tries from no 8 James Williams and wings John Hitchinson and Ian Davies saw them to a 31-20 triumph.
The other sides safely through to the next round include Gardiffaith, Tylorstown, Mold and Penallta.
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.