A WELL-EARNED break from the stresses and strains of another hard-fought season awaits rugby players up and down the land – and those at Gwent’s Principality Premiership clubs are no different.

However, there is still a little bit more work to be done before they head off on their summer holidays.

Newport, Ebbw Vale, Cross Keys, Bedwas and Bargoed all have at least one game remaining, although sadly none of them will be getting their hands on the Premiership trophy this time around.

But Keys and Bargoed could yet have a say in the title race as they host the top two tomorrow.

The silverware is Merthyr’s to lose and they have a couple of chances to secure back-to-back championships over the next four days.

A trip to Bargoed Park lies in store for them this weekend (kick-off 2.30pm), with a win for Dale McIntosh’s men giving them a league and cup double.

If the Ironmen don’t seal the deal tomorrow and second-placed Pontypridd triumph with a bonus point at Keys (2.30pm) then they can make sure of first against Aberavon next Tuesday.

Bedwas are set to be top dogs in Gwent this term and they could finish fifth courtesy of a win at Llanelli (2.30pm) and RGC 1404 failures against Newport and Bargoed.

It has been a tough time of late for the Black and Ambers following their cup final drubbing by Merthyr.

Home losses to Keys and Pontypridd mean it’s going to be a mid-table finish for Newport.

A long trip to Colwyn Bay awaits Craig Warlow’s troops tomorrow to face an RGC side (2.30pm) many expected to push Merthyr closer than they have.

As for Ebbw, Wednesday saw them go so close to toppling the leaders before succumbing to a 17-14 reverse at Eugene Cross Park.

Maximum points from tomorrow’s Arms Park clash with Cardiff (2.30pm) and the Keys derby may see the Steelmen pip Bedwas to be the best in Gwent.

Elsewhere, Aberavon, Swansea and Carmarthen Quins entertain Bridgend, Llandovery and Neath respectively.