The Ospreys remain in pole position to make it three titles on the trot after overcoming the Dragons in the WRU Women's Regional championship at Llandarcy on Sunday.
The defending champions outscored the Dragons three tries to one to edge home against some stubborn opposition to claim their second win on the bounce. With one round to go, the Ospreys sit proudly at the top of the points table.
Dragons fly half Elinor Snowsill opened the scoring with a well struck penalty before Charlie Murray quickly responded with a try.
The Dragons regained the lead through Leila Johns's try before Ffion Bowen levelled the score in the 63rd minute. Both teams through the kitchen sink at each other and eventually the Dragons defence creaked just enough for replacement scrum half Sian Moore to dive over two minutes from time to secure a hard fought 15-10 victory for the Ospreys.
In another keenly contested clash, the Scarlets won their first match of the campaign by repelling the challenge of the Blues to come out on top 15-7.
Cente Elen Evans raced over in the sixth minute and with Jodie Evans adding the conversion, the Scarlets had the upper hand early on. With Evans adding a penalty in the 12th minute, things looked ominous for the Blues but they hit back through Elin Huxtable. Robyn Wilkins added the extras to bring the Blues right back into the game.
In a game which could have gone either way, Rhian McCulloch sealed the win for the Scarlets to secure their first scalp.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland paid tribute to rugby administrator, Stuart Gallacher who passed away at the weekend before he talked about the squad which he has selected for the autumn internationals.
Wales hooker Ken Owens, actor Julian Lewis Jones (Invictus), and WRU mascot Scorch were among the VIPS at Fitzalan High School in Cardiff to launch a new, film-based literacy initiative being made available to schools throughout Wales.
The Webb Ellis Cup stopped off in Cardiff for the day as part of a two week tour of the UK as part of the RWC2015 'Too Big To Miss' ticketing campaign which coincides with the current window for tickets being on public sale.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey and representatives of grassroots clubs in Wales who helped finalise the policy. We also hear from WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema, plus Llanelli and Cardiff in the Principality Premiership.
WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis explains the new Rugby Services Agreement with the Regions in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also hear from Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde as the Vale Resort is confirmed as one of the World Cup bases, welcomed by Vale sales and marketing director Paul Beddoe. We also cover the Fosters National Sevens with reaction from Llanelli's plate winning captain Duane Eager, while Llandovery lifted the main prize and we speak to coach Lyndon Lewis and captain Matthew Jacobs.
The Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and USA proved bittersweet for centre Elen Evans. Despite being one of the star performers on the day on her 50th Test appearance, USA edged home 10-7 at Cross Keys.
Wales U20 head coach Byron Hayward and back row Will Boyde believe defence will be the key when they face Ireland tomorrow in the second pool game of the Junior World Championship being held in New Zealand.
Tension was palpable as players waited to hear the announcment of the Wales touring squad of South Africa. Matthew Morgan was one of four uncapped players named in the squad after impressing in the Wales Senior Trial.