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.
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.