Premiership East round up – 23/12/17
The final round of the Premiership East conference was played out on Saturday 23d December.
The action got underway on the previous Wednesday evening as Newport hosted Cross Keys and went down to defeat by 24pts to 32.
On the following Saturday Merthyr consolidated a top place finish in the East conference, overcoming a 19pts to 23 interval deficit to claim a 33pts to 23 home win over bottom placed Bargoed. Pontypridd held on to second position after a hard fought 20pts to 18 victory over Cardiff, despite being outscored on tries by two to one.
A resurgent Ebbw Vale came out on top against Bedwas at Eugene Cross Park by a margin of 33pts to 17.
Premiership East – final table – 23d December 2017