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).
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.