Edinburgh's 62-13 bonus point victory over Connacht on Friday night, coupled with Glasgow Warrior's 19-11 win against Scarlets Sunday evening, mean that at the end of round 2, for the first time ever, Scottish teams hold the top two places in the Magners League table. A Scottish side has not topped the table since Edinburgh did so at the end of September 2005.
The two teams also have the only remaining 100 per cent records, with 2 victories from 2 played, whilst Edinburgh's eight tries on Friday night earned them the Magners League's first try bonus point of the season.
Reigning Magners League Champions, Munster, recorded their first victory of the new season over Cardiff Blues at Thomond Park - keeping up the record that no Welsh team has won at the ground since March 2004.
Leinster also saved the first victory of their 2009/10 campaign for a home game, beating Newport Gwent Dragons 23-14. They have not lost at the RDS for almost 12 months.
The remaining Irish Province, Ulster, turned all the forecasts on their head when they defeated Ospreys 16-20 at the Liberty Stadium, ending a run of 15 successive games in Wales without a victory.
Despite their defeat the Ospreys leapfrog the Dragons to become the highest placed Welsh region. The Dragons slipped from first to fifth, one place behind their rivals from West Wales but two places above the Scarlets.
The Blues are the only Welsh side who remain winless so far this term, and after a shaky pre season, will be looking to reverse a worrying trend of form that has seen them lose their last four matches in this competition. In fact, their last victory came over Munster with a 20-12 win at the Arms Park way back in May.
ROUND 2 RESULTS
Friday 11 September 2009 at Thomond Park
Munster (16) 24: Marcus Horan(T) Denis Leamy(T) Jeremy Manning(C/4P)
Cardiff Blues (10) 13: Ben Blair(C/2P) Xavier Rush(T)
Friday 11 September 2009 at Murrayfield
Edinburgh Rugby (20) 62: Ben Cairns(T) Roddy Grant(T) Alan MacDonald(T) Mark Robertson(2T) Allister Hogg(T) Chris Paterson(T/8C/2P) Andrew Turnbull(T)
Connacht (6) 13: Fionn Carr(T) Ian Keatley(2P) Miah Nikora(C)
Saturday 12 September 2009 at Royal Dublin Society
Leinster (9) 23: Shaun Berne(2D) Jonathan Sexton(4P) Isa Nacewa(T)
Newport Gwent Dragons (6) 14: James Arlidge(D/2P) Martyn Thomas(T)
Saturday 12 September 2009 at Liberty Stadium
Ospreys (13) 16: James Hook(2P) Duncan Jones(T) Nikki Walker(T)
Ulster (15) 20: Dan Tuohy(T) Ian Humphreys(C/P) Simon Danielli(2T)
Sunday 13 September 2009 at Firhill Arena
Glasgow Warriors (7) 19: Rob Dewey(T) Dan Parks(C/D/3P)
Scarlets (8) 11: Rhys Priestland(2P) Daniel Evans(T)
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.