REPORTS: Anglo-Welsh Cup to be replaced by all-English competition

The Anglo-Welsh Cup will be replaced next season by a 12-team competition involving just the Premiership sides, according to a report from the Guardian.

The new competition, known as the Premiership Rugby Cup, will give out a total of over £500,000 in prize money with financial incentives riding on every game.

England’s top-tier clubs will be split into three groups of four teams as the inclusion of Welsh regional sides ends after almost 13 years.

All four Welsh regions had featured in a 16-team Anglo-Welsh format since the 2005/6 campaign.

However, they have struggled over the past two seasons with squads stretched during international windows with all four finishing bottom of their pools in 2017/18.

This split comes with Pro Rugby Wales instead establishing an under-23 regional competition.

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