Referee Rhys Thomas dominated a game in which Llanelli scored six tries, but three yellow cards and one red were issued.

The red card went to Newport captain and prop David Pattison.

In the first half Llanelli led 17-6.

Jordan Williams’ penalty was followed by one from Newport’s Tom Hancock.

Then there was a penalty try and a further score by wing Kristian Phillips, converted by Williams, before Hancock dropped a late goal.

The opening five minutes of the second half changed the game as first centre Nic Reynolds scored and then he sent Phillips over again.

Williams converted both and kicked a penalty and Llanelli were out of sight.

Pattison was then sent off and Llanelli added further tries by Justin James and Craig Price, despite Newport’s efforts.