Newport picked up a massive five points in the Principality Premiership title hunt, as their 34-20 win at Aberavon exploded into life in the second-half.
After a 3-3 stalemate in the first period, winger Nathan Williams crossed for the first of the Black and Ambers four tries.
Full-back Alan Awcock ran in six minutes later before centre Tom Riley notched their third just after the hour.
But Aberavon, who have faded after the topping the table in the first half of the season, did not cave in and came back with two tries of their own.
Centre Ashley Beck scored with 15 minutes remaining before winger Richard Carter went over with seven minutes left.
But Newport refused to crumble and pushed for their fourth try, to earn them a crucial bonus point, which duly came in stoppage time thanks to replacement Craig Hill, who was part of Wales's Sevens World Cup winning team.
Llandovery were made to sweat right until the end of their slender 16-15 win against Cross Keys, who came inches away from denying them a crucial victory.
The Drovers got off to the perfect start, with winger Ifan Evans crossing for a try in the first minute, which was converted by outside-half Tomas Marks.
Marks went on to kick three first half penalties, although Cross Keys winger Nathan Trowbridge went over straight from the restart after his first kick.
Trailing 16-5 at half-time, the Keys went out after the break with it all to play for and James Leadbetter slotted over a penalty six minutes into the second period.
Llandovery flanker Lloyd Phillips was sinned binned on 53 minutes, and with the man advantage allowed centre Gareth Maule the space to pull a try back for Cross Keys.
Leadbetter converted but missed a golden opportunity with two minutes remaining, hitting a penalty against the post.
Jimmy Norris grabbed a hat-trick as Bedwas completed a stunning second-half fight back against Pontypridd to win a thriller 41-27.
he Newport Gwent Dragons academy star lit up Bridge Field as Bedwas roared back from 22-5 down at half time with six tries.
Lewis Williams, prop Pat Palmer and skipper Nathan Strong barged over just before half-time for Pontypridd before Stuart Thomas, Matthew Pizey, John Welsh and Stuart Phillips hit back.
Glamorgan Wanderers escaped with narrow victory after Ebbw Vale's Andrew MacLaughlan missed a late conversion.
Second-row Nick Eaves looked to have grabbed a draw for the Steelmen when he touched down late on, shoved over by the rest of the Ebbw Vale pack.
But full-back MacLaughlan, who had taken over the kicking duties from injured fly-half Aaron Bramwell, scuffed a straight-forward conversion to let Wanderers off the hook for a 13th win of the season, the final score being 31-29.
And Pontypool hauled themselves off the foot of the Welsh Premiership table for the first time this season with a hard-fought 26-20 victory over fellow strugglers Bridgend.
Kiwi No8 Grant Webb barged over twice in the second half, including the winner five minutes from time, to complete the win at Pontypool Park.
That proved enough to edge ahead of Bridgend in the table according to the number of wins, after the visitors picked up a losing bonus point.
On Friday night, Swansea gained revenge on local rivals Neath when they beat them 36-8 at St Helens.
The Neath All-Blacks had put the Whites out at SWALEC Cup five days earlier, winning 32-16 semi-final at the city's other ground, the Liberty Stadium.
But Swansea turned the tables on the reigning Premiership champions, realistically ending any faint hopes they have of a title challenge, as they ran in four tries to earn a bonus point from their near neighbours.
Winger Rhys Jones scored two first-half tries for the Whites, who lead 18-8 at half-time despite opposite wing David Evans crossing for Neath.
Damian Karauna and Chris Shelmerdine ran in within the first ten minutes of the second half to put the result beyond doubt.
Karauna kicked a drop goal to seal a 36-8 win, Swansea's first victory over Neath since January 2004.
Head coach Rowland Phillips and key front rower Carys Phillips look ahead to games against Spain and Ireland as Wales Women ramp up their preparations for the forthcoming Six Nations. The two warm-up games are a 'massive opportunity to refine the squad' according to the Welsh camp.
Martyn Phillips has discussed details of the newly published 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby' which puts in black and white terms the plans and direction of the governing body of the national sport in Wales for the next decade.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips has urged Welsh rugby fans to follow in the footsteps of their soccer counterparts at last summer's Euro Championship by backing their team to the hilt in the upcoming RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Chief executive Martyn Phillips has highlighted the plans for Wales to become a breeding ground for national and elite club rugby coaches, which are contained in the WRU's 10-year 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby'.
Andrew Coombs is enjoying his new role as Nelson forwards coach. The former Dragons and Wales lock has big ambitions to become a professional coach but feels it's important to learn the ropes in grassroots rugby and where better than his home club Nelson, with friends and family close to hand.
Students at Brynllywarch Hall School, near Newtown, have transformed their own lives, and are now having a positive impact on others through rugby. The sport has had a life-changing effect on the well-being of the students who are now delivering rugby sessions to local primary schools and playing for a new mixed ability side
Wales reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
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.