The students of UWIC were given a lesson in goal kicking by Llangennech outside half Aled Roberts as he punished their indiscretions to the full in an amazing 24-18 victory for the visitors to Cyncoed.
In a game that saw two players red carded and a further two sent to the sin-bin, the Roberts boot made the difference as he kicked seven penalties and dropped a goal to bag all his side's points.
Llangennech's triumph was one of three on the road in Swalec Division 1 West as Tata Steel won 19-8 at new boys Tondu and Carmarthen Athletic snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at Llanharan.
A fifth penalty goal from scrum half Chris Williams gave Llanharan, playing their first fixture in the West divisions, hoisted the home side into a 15-10 lead with only five minutes to go.
But wing Dan Gravell was worked over for a try that Stuart Morris converted to grab a sensational victory for the visitors. Carwyn Edwards had earlier scored Athletic's opening try and Morris added a penalty and conversion before striking the winning points.
Newly promoted Ammanford, who only lost twice last season as they took the Division 2 West title by a massive 19 point margin, took the lead in their clash at Whitland through a Carwyn Richards penalty, but had to settle for a 3-3 draw as the weather got the better of both teams.
John Thurston helped himself to 16 points as Builth Wells beat Crymych 26-16 in Division 3 West, while Nicky Giles scored 13 points in Kenfig Hill's 23-12 home win over Kidwelly. Craig Edwards crossed for two of Felinfoel's five tries at Maesteg, where they won 30-3, and Jack O'Reilly provided 16 points to Glynneath's 31-6 home win over Loughor.
Three penalties and a conversion of Derek Lewis's second half try earned Steve Hewitt all the plaudits as Tumble beat Newcastle Emlyn 21-16 in Division 3 West and there were four penalties and two conversions from Jamie More in Penclawdd's 23-3 triumph over Pondarddulais.
A Tom James interception try in the first-half proved enough to steer Tenby to a 10-3 win at Gorseinon, while a last minute try from Ian Harries made him the toast of Pontyberem as they squeezed past Dunvant 14-13 on home soil.
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