Tyro Irish to take on the Welsh
THE new Welsh development regional sides will face the Irish provinces in a cross-border competition next season.
The Welsh Rugby Union announced in March 2018 there would be new regional sides, with players in the teams mainly being aged under 23.
Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets will face A sides from Munster, Leinster, Ulster and Connacht. There will be six games before a final in September and October, with more games possible in April.
A WRU spokesperson said: “It is our collective ambition to create a new tier of professional competition for our teams that services all the requirements of a successful player pathway.”