The launch of the Guinness PRO12 2015/2016 season took place recently at the DIAGEO Headquarters in Park Royal, London, with all 12 club coaches and playing captains in attendance.
Prop Gethin Jenkins has today been confirmed by Cardiff Blues as the new captain at the region.
Two more local youngsters have committed their futures to their home region, 20-year old back-rower, Jordan Collier, and 18-year old centre, Owen Watkin, putting pen to paper on development contracts.
Following the Pool Draws for the 2015/16 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, see below for reaction from selected Guinness PRO12 club representatives.
South African fullback, Louis Ludik, has agreed a two-year deal to join Ulster Rugby.