BRITISH & IRISH CUP FINAL - The British and Irish Cup is the final of the semi-professional northern hemisphere rugby union competition. A total of 24 teams from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland competed in the inaugural competition. The competing rugby clubs include 12 teams from the RFU Championship, the second tier of English rugby, 6 top clubs from the Welsh Premier Division, and the second tier of Welsh rugby, 3 Irish provinces represented by 'A' teams and 3 top clubs from the Scottish Premiership, the second tier of Scottish rugby. The teams are divided into four pools of six, playing over five weekends during the Autumn International and Six Nations windows, with semi-finals and finals in April and May. The British and Irish Cup offers record-breaking crowds, thrilling rugby action, and on and off the pitch entertainment second to none. The British and Irish Cup is an event to remember. Do not miss one of the region’s greatest sporting and social events of the year.