The Premiership fixture schedule over the Easter weekend extended over three days, and it was the last game played on the Bank Holiday Monday that had the biggest impact on the top of the table.
A clash between traditional rivals Aberavon and Neath was going to decide which club would climb to pole position in the league and it was the Wizards who did the business, claiming victory over the All Blacks by 19pts to 6.
On the previous Saturday, Llandovery, Llanelli and Pontypridd all signalled their intention to challenge for honours with impressive wins.
Llandovery battled to a 23pts to 12 home victory over Carmarthen, whilst Llanelli ran in six tries as they also recorded a home win over Swansea by 42pts to 22.
Pontypridd enjoyed an emphatic bonus point victory away to old rivals Cardiff by 20pts to 43, and with games in hand over all clubs above them in the table, remain well poised to strike from fifth position.
In a Gwent derby match at Bedwas the spoils went to visitors Pontypool who took the verdict by 12pts to 25, whilst Bridgend ran in nine tries as they comprehensively beat bottom club Tonmawr by 57pts to 24.
Principality Premiership - 9th April 2012
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