So the Ospreys may have a couple of games left, but for two at least, and almost certainly three of our other rugby regions, another season's end rolls around on Saturday night.
The pick of the local matches on so-called super Saturday comes in Llanelli, where the Scarlets host the Blues in an all-welsh derby. There'll be farewells aplenty at Parc y Scarlets, with Wales stalwarts Stephen Jones and Gethin Jenkins moving on next season, but there's more than pride potentially at stake for the home team. Nigel Davies' men are still mathematically capable of reaching the play-offs, but would need to win their game and hope Glasgow slip up against Connacht at home - seemingly an unlikely scenario.
The Dragons - themselves waving goodbye to stars Luke Charteris and Aled Brew - have nothing to play for, which might be just as well since they host table topping Leinster at Rodney Parade. And the Ospreys travel to Aironi having already sealed their spot in the top four. The only question now, who will they host in next Friday's semi-final, with Munster being the most likely candidates.