Wales’ Gareth Anscombe maintained his superb form ahead of the Guinness Six Nations with a 19-point haul as Cardiff Blues secured a convincing win away at Scarlets.
The fly-half, who is battling with Dan Biggar for a starting spot in the upcoming Championship, booted four conversions, two penalties and scored a late try in the 34-5 win.
Anscombe was influential from start to finish as he put his first points on the board within three minutes with a penalty, while he was a threat with ball in hand all afternoon.
The Blues led 10-5 at the break, with Anscombe converting Lloyd Williams’ tenth-minute try, before the away side cut loose in the second half.
Rey Lee-Lo grabbed two tries, both of which Anscombe converted, before the fly-half intercepted a loose pass of his own late on and strolled in for a deserved try.
Anscombe excelled but the man-of-the-match award went to Josh Turnbull, who featured on the summer tour to Argentina.
The flanker was superb against his former club and finished with 21 tackles and a crucial turnover inside Scarlets territory.
For the hosts, scrum-half Gareth Davies made 99 metres with the ball, while centre Jonathan Davies beat three defenders.