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.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.