The big freeze has devastated Welsh rugby yet again, with just ten of the 123 games being played in the SWALEC League this weekend. This means just 18 of 246 matches were played during the first two weekends of the New Year.
The game at Croesyceiliog was one of the few games going ahead, and the hosts picked up four more points to push them closer to Garndiffaith at the top of Division Three East. They beat Rhymney 20-3, with tries in either half coming from Gavin Holmes and Scott Copsey. Croesyceiliog now sit seven points behind the leaders. E
Elsewhere Pill Harriers picked up a 25-6 win over bottom club New Tredegar, with Pill pair Craig Lloyd and Ross Palmer both crossing once in either half, scoring four tries for a bonus point between them.
Aberdare lost a fifth straight game in Division Three South East, falling 23-18 at St Peters, who scored three tries through Paul Davis and two from Sean O'Brien. Also in that division Llandaff North beat Penarth 33-24.
St Josephs beat Monmouth 14-10 in Division Four East's only surviving game. Pentyrch hit six tries as they smashed Senghenydd 40-3, with Gareth Ayres crossing twice as his team went top of Division Four South East thanks to their seven league victories
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.