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.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
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.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
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.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
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.