NATIONAL LEAGUE RUGBY
BRYNMAWR started their defence of the WRU National Plate with a comfortable 68-17 win over Blackwood,
Dan Butler went over twice and added eight points from tee in a fine individual performance.
Tai Natthaphong also went over twice and was joined on the scoresheet by Dan Wall, Ricky Jones, Ben Patt, Dan Croft, Ryan Gardner and Mitchell Rankine.
Liam Butler wrapped up the win with 10 points with his boot.
Penallta’s close affinity with the Plate continued as they beat Abercarn 61-3.
The Pitmen, winners in 2017 and 2012, saw Laurence Pritchard notch 26 points with two tries and eight conversions.
Lewis Barnett and Aeron Bidgood were also at the double for 2016 runners-up Penallta while Aaron Owen, Elliott Keep and Max George also went over.
Elsewhere, One West Central leaders Glynneath continued their winning start to the season with a thumping 59-5 victory over Nantymoel.
Harri Morgan got Glynneath going with a brace and they went on to cross the whitewash a further seven times.
Jed O’Reilly, Rhodri Jones, Craig Tennant, Brogan Lloyd, Josh Morris, Callum McPhee and Aled Jones were the men who claimed those tries with Dylan Francis kicking seven conversions.
It was the same result for Glamorgan Wanderers as they made it five wins from five in all competitions with a huge 57-7 victory over Llantwit Fardre.
Will Ford was at the double as the Wanderers racked up the tries. Johnny Wood, James Loxton, Will Adams-Jones, Gavin Nash, Rob Weston, Michael Owen and Harrison Ashby also touched down.
Rob Evans then added six conversions.
Meanwhile in the National Championship, current champions Pontypool lead the table following their 31-17 victory at Rhydyfelin.
Alex Watkins, Danny Hodge, Kieran Meek, Clayton Gullis and Aaron Coundley were all on the scoresheet as Pooler picked up their fourth bonus-point win.
Matthew Jones kicked two conversions with Meek adding a third.
Christopher Topple, Scott Pritchard and Connor Farrer replied for Rhydyfelin with Dai Gratton firing over a conversion.
Narberth moved into second place with a crushing 57-28 win over Bedlinog.
Richie Rees, Kieran Jones, Lewys Gibby, Tom Powell, Johnny Morgan, Jack Price, Nick Gale and Ianto Griffiths all crashed over to hand Narberth the bonus point.
Gale added 10 points from the tee with Griffiths kicking an additional seven.
Regan Wilton, Dan Parry, Sam Farrar-Evans and Rhys Walker ensured Bedlinog took a bonus point with Parry adding all four conversions.
Meanwhile, Cardiff Met bagged an impressive 39-27 win at Tata Steel.
Russell Bennett was the architect behind the victory as he smashed over six penalties and three conversions while Jamie Tucker, Dawid Rubasniak and James Mattin all crossed.
Tata kicker Callum Bricknell also had a productive day with five penalties and a conversion while Steffan Davies and Jordan Hawkings touched down.
Meanwhile, newly promoted Ystrad Rhondda claimed a 45-9 win over Newcastle Emlyn.
A hat-trick from Curtis Williams steered Ystrad to victory.
Liam Davies, Ryan Howells, Jay Harris and Rhys Truelove joined him on the scoresheet with the latter adding five conversions.
Three penalties from Shaun Leonard ensured Emlyn put points on the board.
After picking up their first win of the season last weekend, Maesteg Quins were at it again as they beat Newbridge 29-17.
Owen Howe kicked 17 points for Quins with Michael Owen and a penalty try also on the scoresheet.
Sam Withers and Stuart Vokes both touched down in response with Withers adding a conversion and Eamonn Rees kicking the rest of the points.