Repeat champions look equally likely in the Swalec Welsh Cup after a sixth round ruled by the formbook. Nowhere more than at Llanelli, who underlined their credentials for a third consecutive title by painting Stradey Park scarlet at Newbridge's expense. Ieuan Evans scored four of their 10 tries in a 67-3 victory while Swansea stayed on course for a repeat final, beating South Wales Police 27-11.
But there were mixed fortunes for Swansea's lower division suburbs. Bonymaen ended giant-killing St Peter's run 18-13 in spite of conceding the only try to Matthews, but tries proved fatal to Dunvant. Held 10-10 at home by Cross Keys the Second Division leaders went out because the visitors' scores by Glastonbury and Marshall outweighed their single effort by Morris.
Robert Howley, a likely future Wales scrum-half, crossed twice in Bridgend's 41-0 disposal of Llandovery, but Wales Past mattered more at Newport where Alun Carter crossed in the 27-11 defeat of Cardiff Quins and at Neath with Paul Thorburn kicking 10 points in a 30-7 win over Talywain.
Wales Present triumphed at Pontypool, where the outside-half Neil Jenkins celebrated his retention for next week's match with Ireland by kicking 11 points in Pontypridd's 21-18 win. His England counterpart Stuart Barnes finished a loser as Bath, watched by 8,000, fell 27-17 in the friendly at Cardiff. But he said he was fit and ready for next week's Test recall after creating a late try for his England colleague Jeremy Guscott.Reuse content