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Incredible news broke last night with WalesOnline revealing that Scarlets and Ospreys are set to come together in a stunning merger to make room for a new PRO14 club in North Wales.
In a truly radical overhaul, the two sides look set to come together in time for next season as part of a complete Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) overhaul named “Project Reset” that hopes to revitalise their club game.
An announcement on the stunning merger is said to be imminent, but discussions over what the new combined region will be called and where they will play are said to be ongoing.
With Ospreys’ future in doubt, Steffan Thomas reports that Scarlets stepped in to save their rivals and make sure they have “some sort of future” going forward. The newly formed club is expected to have a larger budget that Scarlets or Ospreys with the hope that it can challenge on the European stage.
Current contracts for players on both sides will be honoured with incoming Scarlets head coach Brad Mooar and Ospreys boss Allen Clarke set to have coaching roles with the new side.
Thomas is also reporting that the new club will play their PRO14 fixtures at Parc Y Scarlets initially with their European games set to take place at Ospreys’ Liberty Stadium. The side will train at Osprey’s Llandarcy facility.