Llanelli secured a 20-8 home win over Carmarthen Quins on Friday night in an entertaining game.
With the Parc Y Scarlets pitch in superb condition, the persistent rain did have some influence on the quality of the game but both sides remained committed to playing an entertaining game.
James Dixon had the opportunity to put the first points on the board with an easy kick but surprisingly went for the corner.
From the resulting lineout, Llanelli turned over Quins' ball and worked themselves up field for Diggy Bird to kick a penalty.
Despite the unforced errors, both sides were entertaining the crowd and Carmarthen drew level with a penalty from James Dixon after 28 minutes.
Llanelli immediately went on the attack and a flowing movement inside the Quins 22 resulted in hooker Ricky Guest being shown a yellow card by referee Greg Morgan for killing the ball.
The 14 man Quins defence held firm and Llanelli could only muster another penalty from Bird to go in at half-time three points up.
Llanelli came out of the blocks in the second period and were starting to gradually dominate proceedings, But again the determined Quins defence was holding firm and it took two well constructed tries by Dale Ford and Chris Keenan, both converted by Bird to give the home team some leeway.
Carmarthen were grafting to get back into the game only to find the superb Llanelli defence, equal to the task.
Late in the game, two yellow cards issued for 'professional fouls' against Ed Price and Lawrence Reynolds saw the defence eventually crack as replacement Chris Banfield crossed for the final score of the match.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
A look ahead to Judgement Day and back at youth finals day in the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Andrew Coombs, Jake Ball, James Davies, Dan Lydiate and Josh Navidi. We also speak to Wattstown, Ystradgynlais, Rhydfelin, Pontypool United, Penallta and Pontypridd youth coaches at finals day at the Millennium Stadium.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
This week on the Principality Premiership Podcast, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Carmarthen Quins head coach Louie Tonkin who is aiming to close the gap on leading duo, Pontypridd and Ebbw Vale, with victory against Bridgend tomorrow.
We hear from JPR Williams, Tommy David and all six clubs in SWALEC Finals Day, as well as the first woman to referee a game at the Millennium Stadium, in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. JPR and David reminisce over the 1979 final, while we hear from Pontypridd, Bridgend, Ystrad Rhondda, Ystradgynlais, Cambrian Welfare and Newcastle Emlyn. Kath Pritchard became the forst Welsh woman to referee a game at the Millennium Stadium - we speak to her and WRU community referee development officer Paul Adams.
Developing the game in Wales and creating a stable and progressive environment for players of the future
Taking the grass roots game out across the length and breadth of the nation, the SWALEC Leagues are the focus of the community rugby in Wales
SSE SWALEC Cup
The SSE SWALEC Cup, Plate and Bowl continue the legacy of the WRU Challenge Cup, culminating in a shot at glory at the Millennium Stadium
Women's Community Rugby embraces both the regional and community club game from Girls' Leagues through to the Women's Premier Division