Cardiff Blues 14 Scarlets 26
Winger Andrew Fenby scored two tries as the Scarlets recorded a 26-14 bonus-point triumph over the Cardiff Blues.
The only score of a frustrating opening period came though the visiting winger, but the game improved in the second half. Fenby added his second before Alex Cuthbert reduced the deficit. However, further tries from Scarlets' scrum-half Gareth Davies and lock Dominic Day sealed the win, despite Casey Laulala's consolation touchdown. The result means the Scarlets move to within one point of the play-offs and severely dents Cardiff's top-four aspirations. The game started off with a vibrancy, but descended into a dour, scrappy affair as both Welsh regions continually turned over ball. While some internationals were given a rest, the likes of Scarlets' Scott Williams were allowed a chance to impress, but his match lasted just 30 minutes because of a shoulder injury. But Williams' replacement, another impressive Welsh three-quarter, Jonathan Davies, helped set up the opening score. Four minutes from the half-time whistle Davies chipped the ball though and, after Cuthbert had made a hash of the clearance, Fenby went over. Things improved in the second period and the Scarlets extended their advantage when Parks' mis-kick was pounced on by Fenby. Aled Thomas converted both, but the Blues hit back when Cuthbert intercepted a pass and sprinted clear from 50 metres out, Dan Parks adding the extras. However, scrum-half Davies went over before Laulala crossed the whitewash as the Blues struck back almost immediately. Parks once again converted, but Day's try completed the victory, Thomas adding the extras, and boosted the visitors' chances of qualifying for the top-four.