Scarlets bounced back from their thrashing at the hands of Edinburgh to beat Cheetahs 17-13 in the Pro14 on Saturday.
Tries from Steff Evans and Kieran Hardy, allied to seven points from the boot of Dan Jones, saw the hosts seal a narrow triumph in sodden conditions at Parc y Scarlets.
It marked a spirited response to their 46-7 drubbing against Edinburgh last weekend.
The South African side took the lead through Tian Meyer’s early try but Evans – making his 100th appearance for the club – and Hardy touched down before the interval to tip the balance in Scarlets’ favour.
Second-half penalties from Tian Schoeman and Ruan Pienaar set up a tense finale, but Jones had the final say from the tee.
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It wasn’t pretty, but that’s four wins out five this season. Thanks to all the fans who braved the wind and rain to support the boys!
Doedd hi ddim yn un pert ond mae’n fuddugoliaeth arall! Diolch i chi gyd am ddod i gefnogi!
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— Scarlets Rugby (@scarlets_rugby) November 2, 2019
Connacht matched Scarlets in making it four wins from five after defeating Ospreys 20-10 away from home, while Edinburgh were brought back down to earth in a narrow 18-16 loss at Benetton Treviso.
The final game of the day saw Cardiff Blues suffer a fourth defeat in a row as last season’s semi-finalists Munster wrapped up a 33-23 bonus-point triumph in Wales.
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