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.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.