With just four full rounds left to play, Munster's 22-5 victory over fellow Irish rivals Leinster in front of a full house at Thomond Park Stadium on Saturday night, saw them pull 7 points clear of their opponents at the top of the Mangers League table.
Connacht's 39-17 five try victory over Newport Gwent Dragons was their first bonus point win in the Magners League since they defeated Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground 26 May 2006. Connacht have picked up a try bonus point twice since then but on both occasions losing the game.
Glasgow Warriors' victory at Newport Gwent Dragons saw them post the biggest away score of the season to date, 38, whilst Thom Evans' two tries in the game put him clear at the top of the try scoring chart with eight.
Stephen Jones' 11 points for Scarlets on Saturday saw him become the sixth player break through the 500 Magners League career points barrier. Four more players are queuing up to join him before the end of the season.
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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.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series