Pontypridd's Gareth McCarthy gets the backline moving against Pontypool.
Pontypridd's love affair with the SWALEC Cup continued after demolishing Premiership rivals Pontypool in the fifth round tie at Sardis Road.
Dai Flanagan was Pontypridd hero of the 2006 cup final when he outshone Neath's then relatively unknown fly-half James Hook with a later winner.
And the outside-half stepped off the bench again to put the wraps on Pontypridd's 53-0 victory, converting the last two of his team's eight tries.
Pontypool have other battles to fight at the foot of the Premiership and this game was effectively over by half-time with
Pontypridd, who have contested three of the last four finals, 27-0 ahead after prop Ryan Harford put them on track early.
Newport have lifted the Welsh cup once in the last 30 years but will feel this could be their year after winning the only other all-Premiership tie against Bridgend.
Tom Riley scored in either half and kicked a further nine points as Newport demolished Bridgend 44-7 at Rodney Parade.
Holders Neath had few problems dispatching Division Two outfit Gilfach Goch 44-3 though first division Whitland were the biggest casualties of the round.
The west Walians went down 26-18 at Division Three south-east leaders Llantwit Fardre following tries from Geraint Welsh and Dominic Masters and 16 points from the boot of Carl Thomas.
Premiership leaders Llanelli ran in nine tries, seven of which converted by Luke Richards, ina comfortable 65-5 victory at Garndiffaith.
Llandovery, cup winners in 2007, navigated their way past a potential banana skin against high-flying Bargoed in Division One, winning 43-14 at the Dairy Field following two tries from wing Ifan Evans.
Glamorgan Wanders also survived a scare against Division One leaders Newbridge before edging 35-14 clear following tries from David Hewlett, Jamie Jones, Scott Andrews and Mick Kelly.
Rumney edged through to the next round with an unconvincing 12-7 win over Tredegar.
Cardiff won 53-15 at Narberth, Cross Keys got the better of second division Builth Wells 43-19 and Ebbw Vale ended Ynysybwl's cup run 41-17 at Eugene Cross Park. Aberavon beat local rivals Corus 58-19, Swansea won 38-7 at Bridgend Athletic while third division Tondu saw their cup dreams dashed 25-14 by Carmarthen Quins.
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.