Blackwood continued their march towards the Division One East title after increasing their lead to seven points with an eight-try rout over Penallta.
The Caerphilly-based club held a two-point advantage at the top of the table with two games in hand but extended the margin over nearest rivals Newbridge who had the weekend off.
Two tries each from wing Kristian Perry, centre Gareth Price and scrum-half Rhys Hallet together with scores from number eight Dean Gibb and Trevor James allowed Blackwood to canter home 54-15.
Third-placed Merthyr suffered a setback with a 41-26 defeat at Llanharan as doubles from wing Lee Thorne and centre Lloyd Thomas did the damage in the six-try victory.
Bargoed gained ground on the leaders by clinching a 30-3 bonus-point win at Rumney.
Brothers Darren and Rhys Humphries crossed while tries from Mike Roberts and Lee Pearson gained the extra point to seal a convincing victory.
Carmarthen Quins look certainties to be crowned Division One West champions after their 42-17 demolition of second-placed Narberth.
Jason Harris bagged two of the away side's five tries to put them 22 points clear at the top.
The only sour point for the runaway leaders was the red card of Martin Morgan for a striking an opponent on 63 minutes.
The result enabled Tonmawr to leap into second thanks to their 27-14 win over Carmarthen Athletic.
Nigel Francis guided the visitors with a seocnd-half try in a 17-point tally to complement tries from Gareth John and Will Price.
A Tom Brooks try handed Bonymaen a decisive 10-8 home win over fellow strugglers Cwmllynfell who grabbed a consolation score through Alan Stere.
And in the remaining game a late Ellis Phillips try helped Llangennech - in another low-scoring contest - on their way to a 10-3 victory over Maesteg.
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.