Neath took advantage of Newport's game against Newbridge being called off by joining them at the top of the Welsh Premier League table.
The Welsh All Blacks beat Aberavon 33-21 at the Gnoll - with fly-half Matthew Jones slotting six penalty goals - but are still second on the table because of an inferior try count.
Cardiff's horrible season continued at Llandovery, with the Drovers recording a 31-17 victory after leading 20-5 at the break.
Centre Tal Selley, a loan player from the Llanelli Scarlets, scored a crucial try for the home side, while Cardiff's off-season signing from Swansea, talented youngster Jonny Vaughton, scored his first try for the Blue and Blacks after a lengthy spell out with injury.
The loss consigns Cardiff to second-bottom on the table - above only Ebbw Vale - with five wins from 17 matches.
Llanelli climbed above Cardiff with a convincing 34-21 win over Swansea at Stradey Park.
The Scarlets raced to a 15-3 lead with tries to promising youngster Gavin Quinnell - the 19-stone 'little' brother of Welsh internationals Scott and Craig - and fly-half Ceiron Thomas.
Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips - showing his versatility by playing at fullback - and Canadian prop Jon Thiel added scores to give Llanelli a commanding 27-3 at the break.
The All Whites clawed their way back through an 11-point haul to prolific fly-half Luke Richards, but the Scarlets' victory was never in doubt.
Elsewhere, Caerphilly won a 22-20 thriller against Pontypool at Virginia Park, with winger Ryan Howells scoring the crucial second-half try, and Carmarthen Quins' brave attack on the title continued with a hard-fought 21-13 win over Bridgend.
Bedwas consigned Ebbw Vale to the bottom of the table with a comfortable 26-12 victory at Eugene Cross Park, while 19 points from talented young fly-half Lee Thomas gave Pontypridd a tight 24-23 win over Cross Keys.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.