Seven-try Scarlets trounce Dragons 47-13

Samson Lee made a winning return to the Scarlets side
Samson Lee made a winning return to the Scarlets side

Scarlets 47 - 13 Dragons, Llanelli

Scarlets have successfully maintained their top position at top of Conference B following a 47-13 comfortable bonus-point victory over Dragons in the Welsh derby Pro 14 game in Llanelli.

It was Dragons, who got the first points in the game through the boots of Arwel Robson in the 13th minute but Scarlets responded back strong three minutes when James Davies went past the line while Dan Jones slotted the conversion that put them four points ahead.

The onslaught from Scarlets continued as Tom Prydie touched down in the 27th minute and Jones soon followed with a converted try as the home side made it 19-3.

Fullback Carl Meyer kicked his first penalty at the stroke of half time as Dragons reduced the trail to 13 points heading into the second half.

At the start of the second half Meyer was short with a long-range penalty before Scarlets went over for four tries in the space of 14 minutes. Aled Davies started the spree after 52 minutes and confirmed the bonus point after good work by Patchell and Steve Cummins.

That gave Scarlets the confidence to run the ball and there were further tries from Shingler, Boyd and replacement Rhys Jones.

There was a late consolation for Dragons when Pretorius went over and O'Brien converted.