EBBW Vale's Premiership clash with leaders Cardiff fell victim to Storm Dennis on Saturday and the Steelmen saw one of their fellow strugglers stretch away from the relegation scrap.

Greg Woods' team were poised to entertain the Blue and Blacks but the Eugene Cross Park pitch was unplayable because of torrential rain.

Bottom club Bridgend also had to postpone their game against Llanelli.

That means Ebbw's lead remains at three points with a game in hand over the Ravens, with one club dropping down to the Championship.

Swansea eased their fears of being the unlucky team that swaps places with either promotion-chasing Pontypool or Bargoed with an excellent win.

Their clash at Merthyr beat the weather and the Whites emerged with a 10-5 success at the Wern.

The four hard-earned points saw Swansea leapfrog Llanelli and they can now start looking up, as they have an 11-point lead over Bridgend plus two games in hand.

Second-placed Carmarthen Quins suffered a blow in their title challenge after being forced to settle for a share of the spoils at RGC.

Cardiff have an eight-point lead with the top two both having eight games to play.

Newport's game against Llandovery, which was pencilled in for Sunday, was postponed in midweek.

The Black and Ambers head to Merthyr on Saturday (kick-off midday) while Ebbw have another week off before travelling to Carmarthen on Saturday, February 29.