SWALEC League Division Two East leaders Tredegar were given a second-half scare at Ynysybwl.
Tries from flanker David Ford, full-back Robert Smith and winger Daffyd James saw Tredegar build up a comfortable 22-7 before the All Whites rallied to bring the score back to 22-18.
A late penalty from Tredegar centre Greg Jones stopped the tide and saw the visitors emerge 25-18 winners.
Second placed Bedlinog were 22-15 winners at Rhydyfelin, while Mountain Ash crept past Llantrisant 10-6 in the clash between third and fourth.
Scrum-half Merion Thomas scored the game's only try for the Black and Ambers.
With Division Three East leaders Garndiffaith not playing, Pill Harriers moved level on points with the leaders after a five-try win at Nelson.
A pair of tries from Craig Lloyd, plus one each from Mark Wheeler, Louis Culverwell and Mark Thorogood saw Harriers pick up a bonus point which means they trail Garndiffaith on numbers of wins recorded.
Third place Croesyceiliog came back from 20-8 down on 50 minutes to win 28-20 at Rhymney. Matt Entwhistle conversion from his second try five minutes from the end saw the Croesyceiliog s take the lead, with a fourth try from Ieuan Wakefield earning the Cockerels a bonus point, denying Rhymney one in the process.
Llandaff remain top of Division Four East after a narrow win at Rhiwbina. The scores were locked at 13-13 with ten minutes remaining when full-back Nathan Rees kicked a penalty to give Llandaff the lead, which they refused to relinquish.
Nantyglo in second crossed ten times in a rampant 62-5 win over bottom club Pontllanfraith. There was two tries each for Richard Jones, Anthony Williams, Jamie Davies and Chris Williams for the Monmouthshire club.
The top two in Division Five East going into the afternoon, Blaenavon and Abercarn, met at the Recreation Ground, with visitors Abercarn running out 31-12 winners.
Tries from Matthew Jackson, Jack Davies, Nicky Lloyd and Jason Evans saw Abercarn pick up a bonus point, which sees them go ten points clear at the top of the table.Blaenavon's defeat sees them fall to fifth, behind Caldicot, Talywain and Oakdale, who all recorded away wins.
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.