UWIC showed no signs of summer rustiness as they romped to a six-try, 51-13 blitz over Newbridge to top Division One East.
The students, fresh from a three-month holiday, found life difficult in the first half as they took a slender 13-10 lead at half-time.
But their homework must have been done as 26 points from fly-half Simon Humberson including a second-half try, allowed them to get into their stride.
Blackwood also crossed half a dozen times through Gavin Rees, Gareth Rosby, Mark Guilt, Dean Gibbs, Mike Georgriu and a penalty try in their comfortable 43-7 win against Tredegar.
Ystrad Rhondda edged a high-scoring 11-try thriller to beat Merthyr 44-30 while Bargoed, inspired by 15 points from fly-half Steffan Jones and Rumney also grabbed bonus points at Beddau and Caerphilly respectively.
The games were much tighter in Division One West where only Whitland managed to ran in four tries for a maximum over Bridgend Athletic.
Aled Jones set the hosts on their way before Lee Glanville, Ryan Michael and Dion Thomas as well as 11 points from the boot of Aled Davies sealed a 31-10 success.
Trailing 17-0 at the break, Bridgend did muster a late period of pressure and Rod Jones scored a late consolation with Stuart Morris adding the conversion and a penalty.
Stuart Jenkins grabbed a brace of tries and Stuart Wall also crossed for Felinfoel in their narrow opening 24-21 win over Builth Wells.
The scores were tied 14-14 at the interval but a vital contribution of nine points from Jonathan Griffith swung the match in the home side's favour.
Corus emerged victors 33-18 at Llangennech who scored tries in either half from Chris Franches and Adam Warren, Carmarthen Athletic defeated Cwmyllynfell 20-10 and Tonmawr returned victorious 21-16 at Bonymaen.
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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