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Thanks to @ryan_lamb, @AlexGrove, @SkySportsRugby and everyone who ... who have also confirmed the contract extension of former Scarlets and Cardiff ... He made his senior debut in an LV= Cup encounter against the Ospreys in 2014.

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The big Welsh rugby transfers on the verge of happening, the ...

The Scarlets were initially linked before the Cardiff Blues became the ... The Dragons and Ospreys had been speculatively linked, but it looks like the three- cap ...

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Ealing sign Exeter utility back Max Bodilly

It's a busy week for Ealing, the signing of Max Bodilly from Exeter coming after ... club Ealing have announced the signing of Exeter Chiefs utility-back, Max Bodilly . It's been a busy week for the London side, who have also confirmed the contract ... YouTube rugby sensation Squidge guests on The Lockdown, the RugbyPass ...

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The big Welsh rugby transfers on the verge of happening, the ...

There is still plenty of business left to be done for Cardiff Blues, the Dragons and Scarlets.

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Ealing sign Irish winger Kernohan, agree contract extension with ...

Ealing director of rugby Ben Ward added: “Angus is a brilliant winger who has a very bright future. He has played at the top level of club rugby with Ulster, so at ...

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Will Addison hoping to generate buzz in empty Aviva when rugby ...

Uncertainty still surrounds the exact timings of Ulster's return given they are in a different political jurisdiction to Leinster, Munster and Connacht. Most Read. 1.

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The league season as of 2017–18 takes place between September and May, with teams split into two conferences; each consisting of two Irish and Welsh teams and one team each from Italy, Scotland and South Africa to make a seven team conference. Each year the teams will be allocated to conferences based on their previous year's final positioning – in terms of Ireland and Wales, the top club from their respective nation will be placed in the same conference as the bottom club from their respective nation.

Teams will play each of the other teams in their conference twice (home and away) and each team from the opposite conference once (either home or away). In addition, each team plays two further derby fixtures against teams from the same nation, but in the opposite conference. This will ensure that Ireland and Wales retain their six derby matches for each team they held before. For Italy, Scotland and South Africa, their respective clubs will play their own nations side three times, with the home venue for the third fixture alternating each season between each club.

This creates a twenty one match regular season before the play-offs. The play-offs will be made up of the top three teams from each conference, with the conference winners gaining a direct bye to the semi-finals, which they will host. The second and third placed teams from each conference will advance to the quarter-finals, with each of the second placed team hosted the game against the third placed team from the opposite conference. The final will be held in a pre-arranged venue.

League points are awarded using the Rugby union bonus points system; 4 points for a win and 2 for a draw. Bonus points can be earned so long as teams can either score four or more tries in a game and or lose by seven points or less – should a team do both, two bonus points are gained.

As for European qualification, the South African teams are ineligible at this time for European Competition. However seven places remain for teams competing in the competition, despite the change of format. The top three teams in each conference, excluding the South African teams if necessary, will gain qualification into the Champions Cup. The fourth placed teams in each conference will take part in a play-off for the seventh place in the Champions Cup.

With one less regular season fixture than in the Pro12, but with an extra round of play-offs, the season remains at 24 matchweeks and thus can still be scheduled to same time period as previous models of the competition. Clashes between league matches and international weekends in November and during the Six Nations Championship remains.

Due to the travelling distance between Europe and South Africa, home South African games will always be played on a Saturday, allowing visiting teams to have a seven-day turnaround between fixtures and includes five 'clean days' that do not involve any travel. Should the draw see European teams play both South African teams away, the schedule will see the away team play the two matches back-to-back across two weeks, acting as a 'mini-tour'.

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Glasgow v Zebre

Munster v Southern Kings

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