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British & Irish Cup

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Overview

It replaced the National Trophy in 2009.
Teams playing are:
  • for England the 12 teams partecipating to RFU Championship;
  • for Ireland the 4 professional regional franchises (sending their emerging team);
  • for Wales since 2015/16 season the 4 professional regional franchises (sending their emerging team), before 4 teams from WRU Premiership, except for 2012/13 season when it was played by all the 12 teams from WRU Premiership;
Until 2013/14 season also 4 scottish teams from SRU Premiership played the cup.






Sources

www.bbc.com - BBC site
www.englandrugby.com - English rugby union site (former www.rfu.com).
www.irishrugby.ie/ - Irish rugby union site
www.wru.co.uk - WRU official site
www.allwalessport.co.uk/rugby-union.aspx - Site about welsh rugby
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_and_Irish_Cup - Wikipedia pages about the British & Irish Cup
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org