Ospreys and Scarlets ready to merge

Two of Wales’ most successful rugby sides are set to join forces. Ospreys and Scarlets,  could come together as early as the start of next season as part of extensive changes being planned in the game.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and its professional sides have discussed potential changes to the game dubbed “project reset” and on Tuesday the Professional Rugby Board met to discuss  these possible changes. As part of the changes, the WRU would like to introduce a new side in North Wales after the proposed merger of Ospreys and Scarlets were completed.

Meanwhile, Osprey’s Chairman Mike James has resigned in protest of the direction of “project reset”. James, who was the Chairman of the Swansea-based outfit told Sky Sports,” The way in which this has been handled however is nothing short of chaotic, resulting in a fatal combination of uncertainty, conjecture and insecurity now hanging over regional rugby’s future.

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