Swansea 27 Llanelli 30With both sides missing key players through injury or senior duties, it was the visitors who established a 23pts to 13 interval lead and although the St,Helens youngsters produced a fine second half display, the visitors held on to their seventh success of the campaign.
The win pushes the Stradey Park side up a place level on points with second placed Neath who have a superior points difference.
Lock Bryn Griffiths claimed a brace of tries for the visitors while prop Ceiron Jones also crossed for a try. A late Sion Brace try sealed the win. Fly half Paul Fisher slotted over two penalties and a conversion while replacement fly half Matthew Davies also kicked a conversion.
Number eight Jonathon Thomas and his namesakee wing together with prop Gareth Morris replied with tries for the All Whites while fly half Gavin Henson made a welcomed return to action with a brace of penalties and a hat trick of conversions.
Llanelli travel to play Bridgend next saturday while Swansea travel to Newport. Neath will host Ebbw Vale at the Gnoll on Wednesday night (7.30).
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.