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.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.