A round up fo results from Saturday's matches in SWALEC League Division One
Div One East Round-Up
Blackwood maintained their dominance at the top of Division One East with a comfortable 37-8 win over Rumney.
The home side ran in five tries, the pick coming from wing Kristian Perry.
Newbridge remain their closest challengers after their 23-12 triumph over Ystrad Rhondda. Lennie Woodard, Kerry Young and Richard Powell grabbed the tries for Newbridge.
Meanwhile Merthyr's miserable run continues after a 23-8 defeat at Caerphilly, andLlanhran won 20-0 away at Newport Saracens. In the remaining fixtures UWIC claimed a 25-7 win over Penalta and Beddau beat Bargoed 16-11.
Div One West Round-Up
Carmarthen Quins picked up their 16th win of the season at Whitland, running out 17-9 victors. Jason Harris and Anthony Evans went over for Quins, who remain 18 points clear at the top.
Second-place Tonmawr continued their unlikely effort to catch the runaway leaders with a 15-7 win over Narberth, with Edge Ozigwe scoring the game's winning try in the second-half.
Elsewhere, Carmarthen Athletic beat Llangennech 31-14, Corus defeated Bonymaen 38-7, Cwmllynfell edged out Felinfoel 8-3 and Maesteg saw off Dunvant 28-7.
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.