A round up of Saturday's action in division one of the SWALEC League
Division One West Round-Up
Carmarthen Quins continued their domination of Division One West with a 42-7 win over Cwmllynfell. It was the Quins 18th straight league win of the season and their tenth try bonus point.
Tonmawr remain their closest challengers after their 34-10 win away at bottom-side Dunvant. Whitland resisted a late comeback from Llangennech to win 23-19 and Dwayne Eager got two tries as Bonymaen beat Carmarthen Athletic 23-8.
In the remaining games, Narberth beat Corus 26-7, and Felinfoel claimed a 12-0 victory over Maesteg.
Division One East Round-Up
Blackwood strengthened their hold at the summit of Division One East with a hard-fought 13-8 win over Ystrad Rhondda.
Second-place Newbridge lost further ground on the leaders after a shock 23-7 defeat away at Llanharan. Merthyr were the big scorers of the day, running in six tries on course to a 42-8 demolition of bottom-side Newport Saracens.
Tries from Andrew Carson and Michael Kelly handed Rumney a 24-15 win at home to Beddau and Bargoed beat strugglers Penalta 6-0 in the game at Bargoed Park.
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.