Two new Welsh teams were introduced to the cross-border competition in the 2023/24 season, one being Gwalia Lightning.

Developed in collaboration with current players, the brands for the two WRU owned franchises are inspired by ‘Brython’, the first Celtic language, and ‘Gwalia’, the original name for Wales, and will kick off the expanded competition in January 2024.

Gwalia Lightning will wear Blue and Yellow, be based and train at Cardiff Metropolitan University and play their home games at Cardiff Arms Park.

Former Wales international Catrina Nicholas-McLaughlin took charge of the coaching and management team for Gwalia Lightning.

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