Bargoed win promotion to Welsh Premiership

Bargoed have been promoted to the expanded Welsh Premiership for next season.

They joined Merthyr and Swansea in confirming their rise to Welsh rugby's second tier with a 17-8 win over Pontypool.

There is no relegation from the Premiership this season.

Pontypool hope to be among the four teams going up to a division from which there will be no relegation for the next three seasons.