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).
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.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.