Llanelli went down to a bonus point defeat at the hands of a very well drilled and powerful RGC side to consolidate their position at the top of the Premiership West Group. The game turned out to be a try fest with the visitors crossing for six tries whilst the home side managed five themselves - plenty of entertainment for both sides of supporters.
After an early score from Llanelli's wing threequarter Ryan Conbeer, the visitors dominated the half. They scored four tries in just over 30mins to put the tie to bed so to speak. Llanelli missed a number of tackles throughout the half and RGC made them pay. Tries from Alex Schwartz, Aron Bagshaw, Dion Jones and Tim Greg were all converted by Jacob Botica, he also slotted a couple of penalties for good measure. Just before the half ended the home side scored their second try from centre, Oli Reyland.
At the half Llanelli 14 RGC1404 34
The second half turned out to be a much closer affair, Llanelli won the half by putting in a really determined effort,. Yes the North Walians made some early changes to give everyone a run out, but so did Llanelli who lost some key personnel to injuries. The boys that came on for the home side and indeed all the team didn't let the jersey down! A further five tries were added in the half, three for the home side and two for the visitors. Llanelli's tries came from replacement Craig Thomas, Ioan Nicholas and lastly Nathan Hart. Sandwiched between these RGC tries came from Harri Evans and Tom Hughes.
In the end though, the damage done in the first 40 proved decisive.
Final score Llanelli 31 RGC 48