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.
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.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event