Premiership Rugby Cup to switch Anglo-Welsh Cup from subsequent season
The Anglo-Welsh Cup is to get replaced by a brand new Premiership Rugby Cup from subsequent season.
The brand new competitors will embrace the 12 English Premiership sides, break up into three swimming pools of 4 groups.
They had been joined by the 4 Welsh areas for the Anglo-Welsh Cup, which began in 2005-06, with Exeter Chiefs beating Bathtub in this season’s final.
Nevertheless, the Welsh Rugby Union plans to now give attention to growing younger gamers with a devoted under-23 competitors.
“The Cup has been a extremely profitable competitors in recent times in serving to develop the perfect new Premiership and England gamers, in entrance of huge crowds and TV audiences,” mentioned Premiership Rugby chief govt Mark McCafferty.
“Many Check gamers together with Owen Farrell, George Ford and Maro Itoje all made their senior debuts within the Anglo-Welsh Cup and the competitors has seen many various membership coaches taking duty for the Cup crew and growing their expertise and expertise in cost.”
The draw for the group stage of the inaugural season of the Premiership Rugby Cup will happen on 6 July.