Pontypridd needed a straight win in their last league game of the season away at Llandovery on Tuesday evening 19th April to finish as table toppers, and duly obliged with a maximum bonus point return.
Ponty ran out winners by 17pts to 33, but that conclusion was in the balance until late on in the game, and with Ponty trailing by 14pts to 11 at the interval against a spirited Llandovery side.
The win rounded off a hugely successful league campaign for Pontypridd, securing pole position in the division and fast-tracking to a place in the Premiership Play-Off title decider on May 19th.
Swansea and Aberavon battled out a humdinger of a contest at St Helens, typical of the entertaining fare produced by the Premiership during the season. Both teams scored six tries apiece with Swansea just edging the verdict 46pts to 44 courtesy of the one extra conversion.
Cross Keys underpinned their strong finish to the league campaign, coming away with a 7pts to 31 win from Tonmawr, and consolidating their push for a British & Irish Cup placing next season.
Principality Premiership – 19th April 2011
|Cross Keys RFC||25||13||1||11||14||68|
|Carmarthen Quins RFC||25||9||0||16||6||42|
|Glam Wanderers RFC||26||3||0||23||9||21|
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Yr Uwch-Gynghrair, Cwpan SWALEC, Cwpan Prydain ac Iwerddon - beth yw gobeithion Ponty o gipio "coron driphlyg" unigryw? The Premiership, SWALEC Cup and British & Irish Cup - what are Ponty's chances of claiming a unique "triple crown"?