Llandovery stormed over for four second half tries to record a comfortable 48-14 victory over Newport at Church Bank.
The triumph puts the Drovers into a top three position with just Cardiff and Carmarthen Quins now above them.
The Drovers scored six tries - four in the second half - and all were converted by fly half Ian Brooks who ended with a personal haul of 23 points.
The Black and Ambers had the best possible start when hooker Dale Rogers plunged over wide out after just two minutes.
Drovers scrum half Rhodri Davies then took a quick tap penalty to set up a strong attacking position which eventually brought a close-range penalty for fly half Brooks but this was soon cancelled out by a good effort from centre Geraint O'Driscoll.
Wing Sam Soul and Brooks both threatened the Newport line but it was centre Matthew Jacobs that made the clean break that saw prop Wyn Jones send in Brooks at the posts for a converted try.
O'Driscoll and Brooks exchanged penalties but a yellow card for home lock Bryn Griffiths gave O'Driscoll the chance to make it 14-13 to the visitors. But an exquisite cut out pass from scrum half Davies sent centre Craig Woodall accelerating through for a try under the posts without a hand laid on him.
After playing into the wind and down to 14 men, it was a bonus for the Drovers to hold a 20 - 14 lead but another yellow card for Jacobs checked their momentum. Newport then lost both prop Dai Pattison and Gethin Robinson for 10 minutes and a surging scrum gave home No 8 Richard Bloomfield the opportunity to pick up and crash through.
Newport looked demoralised and a great run from young Wyn Jones ended with skipper and flanker Phil Day crossing. The Drovers were rampant and a Brooks run fashioned a try for replacement hooker Luke Lewis, soon followed by one from veteran prop Andrew Jones.
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.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We watch the new grass growing and being stitched together in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to Millennium Stadium groundsman Lee Evans, Wales great Ieuan Evans gives an overview on the new strategy announced by head of rugby Josh Lewsey, while we also hear from Bedwas, Aberavon and Carmarthen Quins in the Principality Premiership.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was welcomed with open arms by the staff and players at Crymych recently when he hosted a training session in memory of former club captain and coach, Glyndwr Richards.
We hear about the WRU's annual report and some exciting new plans for schools and clubs round Wales in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. WRU finance director Steve Phillips explains the money side, while head of rugby Josh Lewsey explains his new strategy for schools and clubs. We also get reaction from all round Wales.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a nationwide education programme, to help all involved in the game to recognise and remove' players with concussion. Wales, Racing Metro and Lions centre Jamie Roberts Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey and representatives of grassroots clubs in Wales who helped finalise the policy. We also hear from WRU National Medical Manager Prav Mathema, plus Llanelli and Cardiff in the Principality Premiership.
After two league defeats in the Principality Premiership, Carmarthen Quins turn their attention this weekend to Round 2 of the SWALEC Cup, with a home fixture against Championship side Bridgend Athletic.
In a match that all present agreed, was the most entertaining contest seen at the Arms Park this season Cardiff came away with the points but it was an injustice Carmarthen Quins were denied any league points.
A splendid rugby match saw Aberavon rise to the occasion and beat a very well-organised Ebbw Vale side 27-21 despite the loss of scrum half David Pritchard, who was red-carded after 37 minutes for alleged stamping.
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
The 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