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.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.