A bonus point 34-24 win by Llandovery against Carmarthen Quins, giving them a league double against their Scarlets Region rivals this season, secured the Drovers a top-two place for the Principality Premiership play-offs.
After 16 minutes the first score went to Llandovery wing Aaron Warren, his 15th try in 16 appearances this season, and the conversion attempt by fly-half Jack Maynard was successful. Centre Rhys Williams replied 7 minutes later with No 10 Dan Jones adding the extra points.
As half time approached Llandovery took the lead again through lock Jake Baker, with Maynard again adding the two points, but close to the half time whistle Morgan Griffiths scored and the Jones conversion left honours even, 16-16, at the break.
Three minutes into the second half the Quins went ahead for the first time, from a Keiran Jones try and Dan Jones’s third conversion. At the end of the third quarter Llandovery hooker Dafydd Hughes again brought the scores even with the help of Maynard’s third conversion.
On 69 minutes it was Llandovery’s turn to edge ahead again, after a yellow card for the Quins’ replacement back rower Will Boyde. Captain and No 8 Richard Brooks touched down, with the conversion by Maynard, and Maynard’s penalty two minutes from the end gave the Drovers a safe 24 – 34 margin, which is how the game ended.
The two sides will meet again, for the fifth time this season – 2 in the league, and 2 in the Foster’s Challenge Cup – when they face each other at the Principality Stadium on Sunday 1 May in the SWALEC Cup Final.