Race To The Finals: Indigo Premiership Semi-Finals Begin This Weekend

Harry Corish - Sportin Journalist

The Indigo Premiership play-off semi-finals are set to kick off this weekend, with four of the best teams from the Premiership in Wales vying for a spot in the final.

The curtain came down on the regular season last week, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the four teams set to battle it out in the Play-Offs.

This year’s top team, Cardiff, finished the regular season on a high with an emphatic 39-7 win against Merthyr, who finished in third place. Cardiff’s performance in that match was nothing short of dominant, and they’ll be looking to carry that momentum into their semi-final clash against fourth-place Newport.

Newport, on the other hand, pulled off a stunning upset, beating second-placed Llandovery 52-33 in a thrilling match.

Their confidence will no doubt be high going into this weekend’s fixture, and they’ll be hoping to replicate their performance against Cardiff to secure a spot in the final.

In the other semi-final, Llandovery will be hosting Merthyr, who are sure to be eager to make amends for their defeat to Cardiff in the final match of the regular season.

While they finished third, Merthyr will be no pushover for Llandovery, who finished the season in second place. This match promises to be a closely contested battle, with both teams knowing that a spot in the final is within reach.

Cardiff will undoubtedly go into their match as favourites, but Newport have already proven that they’re a team capable of causing an upset. The key for them will be to keep the pressure on Cardiff from the start and not let them settle into their rhythm.

On the other side of the draw, Llandovery will be hoping that their home advantage will give them the edge over Merthyr. They’ll be relying on their passionate home support to spur them on to victory.

This year’s Indigo Premiership play-off semi-finals are sure to be a feast of rugby action, with four of the best teams in Wales going head-to-head for a spot in the final.

Will Cardiff and Llandovery live up to their top-two billing and secure their spots in the final? Or will Newport and Merthyr pull off a shock and upset the odds? The only way to find out is to tune in and witness the action unfold.

As if this weekend’s Indigo Premiership play-off semi-finals weren’t enough excitement for rugby fans, there are several other fixtures to keep an eye on.

In the Championship, already promoted Pontypool will take on Cardiff Met RFC. Meanwhile, Bargoed will be looking to put pressure on Neath, who have a one-point lead over them with two games in hand, as they face Glamorgan Wanderers after slipping up last week against Ystrad Rhondda.

Additionally, Beddau will take on Trebanos, Bedwas host fourth placed Ystrad Rhondda, Maesteg Quins will battle Cross Keys, and Tata Steel face Narberth. With so much on the line in these crucial games, rugby fans across Wales will be eagerly anticipating another thrilling weekend of rugby action.