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.
WRU TV were on hand at the launch of a major new commercial deal with WRU and Mercedes-Benz South Wales (part of the Sinclair Group), which sees the family company become an official supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union
On the back of the recent Women's Rugby World Cup, the WRU has launched a revitalised Women's and Girls domestic seasonal structure, and the future is looking bright.
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Roger Lewis talks to WRU TV at the announcement of a new £60 million Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) which provides a new and positive contractual relationship between the WRU and its four Regions for the next six years has been agreed.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.