Three radical new laws will be trialled during the new-upcoming Rainbow Cup, tournament organisers have confirmed.
The new tournament combines South Africa’s former Super Rugby sides – Bulls, Stormers, Sharks and Lions – with the existing Pro14 teams.
There are all-South African, Irish and Welsh games in the first three rounds.
Scottish sides Edinburgh and Glasgow play Italian opposition first up, but then play each other home and away in the following two rounds.
CAPTAIN’S CHALLENGE – Team allowed one captain’s challenge but only for try-scoring, foul play or last five minutes of each half. Retain challenge if successful