Swansea threw down the gauntlet to the chasing pack with another impressive performance in the Principality Premiership on Saturday with a commanding 53-19 rout of Llanelli at St Helen's.
Richard Webster's league leaders ran out convincing victors, racing over for seven tries where full-back Nicky Thomas and young tom Prydie stood out with a hat-trick and brace respectively. Further tries come via Chris Shelmerdine and Gareth Owen, who also added two penalties and six conversions.
A beaming Webster, said: "The backs at the moment are firing on all cylinders, so if we can keep giving the likes of Nicky Thomas and Tom Prydie ball, who knows what can happen?"
Aberavon turned up the heat in the second half to rack up 30 points without reply to crush Bedwas 44-18.
The visitors gave a good account of themselves in the first spell with Gethin Worgan's boot and Nathan Hill and Lee Pearson touchdowns giving them a 9-18 lead but despite being hit by injuries, the Wizards were magical in the second half to completely dominate proceedings.
Jamie Davies's boot and tries by Chris Morgans (2), Luke Hathaway (2) and Marc Bennett put the issue beyond doubt.
Neath made hard work of disposing of lowly Pontypool. The Welsh All Blacks made 12 changes to their squad from the side that triumphed 25-22 the previous week at Carmarthen Quins.
Pooler led 17-12 at the break and if it wasn't for the wise old heads like Steve Tandy and Arwel Thomas, Neath may have been looking at a shock defeat.
Kristian Phillips looks to be regaining his sharpness and he sped over for two tries to take his tally to four in two games.
The introduction of Thomas from the bench in the 62nd minute seemed to wake Neath from their slumber and his scoring pass to Tandy put Neath 20-17 in front. A penalty try and touchdowns by replacement scrum-half Kevin Farrell and Phillips then eased Neath clear.
Llandovery just edged out Carmarthen 24-23 while on Friday evening Pontypridd won 28-3 at Ebbw Vale and Glamorgan Wanderers defeated Newport 25-19.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.