The young Scarlets lead by 6pts to nil midway through the first half but conceeded the games only try close to half time and with Cardiff fly half Nick Macleod adding the conversion and a penalty it was the Arms Park youngsters who lead by 10pts to 6 at the interval.
Cardiff are virtually assured of the league title ahead of next weekends visit to Bridgend to complete the formalities of the title success and will now play Neath in the cup final. The game will be played at a neutral venue and the date is yet to be decided.
Llanelli started by far the brighter of the two sides but despite their flow of possession failed to convert their advantage into points other than two penalties from fly half Caerlon Thomas, while Cardiff attacked from deep to create their only clear cut scoring opportunity which wing Elgan Jones rounded off wide out.
Fira fly half Macleod converted superbly and his penalty on the stroke of half time gave the home side a lead at the interval.
The visitors responded well after the restart with scrum half Mike Phillips tackled short of the try line after a quickly taken penalty had taken play 50 metres up field and fullback Barry Davies created problems for the home side with a kick upfield before Cardiff regrouped. The home side moved play to within sight of the posts and Macleod calmly added his second penalty of the evening to give his side a crucial 7-point.
Despite the disruption through injury to their front row, the Stradey Park youngsters dominated the set pieces and looked threatening in attack as the crowd of over 500 waited in expectation of a visitors score.
However, Llanelli tried in vain to secure the vital score losing possession at crucial times and despite their endeavour and resolve, the visitors failed to break the final line of defense as Cardiff held onto victory and the chance for their unique double of titles.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
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Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.