A NEW sponsor has been confirmed for the Welsh Rugby Union National League stricture for the upcoming campaign.

The governing body announced that Specsavers will take over the sponsorship after agreeing a three-year deal with the WRU, which will also see them become the sponsor of the National Cup competitions.

Geraint John, WRU community director, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Specsavers on board as title sponsor of the WRU National Leagues and Cup competitions.

“The Leagues are the bread and butter of grassroots rugby in Wales and the Cup competitions provide an opportunity for clubs of all levels to make special memories that will last a lifetime.

“The news is a real boost for the profile of the club game in Wales and we look forward to working with Specsavers to create a real buzz next season.”

The announcement came following the release of the fixtures across all league for the 2019/20 season with Specsavers One North throwing up some intriguing opening day encounters for sides across the region.

Specsavers Two North side Rhyl and District will be looking to build on a positive campaign that saw them finally move to their facility at Ty Newydd Fields, and they begin their expected promotion quest with a visit to Colwyn Bay.

Their opponents made great strides during their first season under head coach Rachel Taylor, who captained the Welsh women’s international side and RGC’s female squad during a glittering playing career.

Abergele have a free weekend on September 7, ad their first competitive outing will be against the Dragons on home soil the following week.