Third-placed Llanelli made up ground by beating Neath 18-6 with their full-back Justin Thomas scoring his seventh try of the season. Swansea ran in 11 tries on their way to a 71-13 demolition of Abertillery to which Alan Harris contributed 23 points and Aled Williams 18. Aberavon are now bottom after losing 22-3 to Newbridge, but Ebbw Vale's improved form continued with a 10-8 home win over Bridgend.
A late change of kicker enabled the holders, the Midlands, to maintain their 100 per cent record in the CIS Insurance Divisional Championship against the South-West at Gloucester. After several unsuccessful attempts, the Midlands captain Paul Grayson stepped down in favour of James Quantrill. The Rugby full-back duly supplied two penalties to turn a deficit into a 16-11 victory.
Warwickshire barely noticed Quantrill's absence as they continued their defence of the County Championship by overpowering Notts, Lincs & Derbys 37-3.
Jim Staples scored two of the Exiles' four tries in their 28-22 Irish Inter-Provincial Championship success over Connacht at Sunbury. Ulster beat Munster 14-10 while Leinster shocked tourists Transvaal 15-6 with Alan McGowan kicking all his side's points.Reuse content