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Principality signs on for final season as Welsh Premiership’s title sponsor

Principality Building Society has renewed its title sponsorship of the Welsh Premiership club rugby union competition.

The partnership covers the 2018-19 season and also incorporates the Welsh Rugby Union’s National Youth Leagues.

Principality has sponsored the Premiership since 2005. The WRU confirmed the 2018-19 season would mark the company’s last as title sponsor as the Premiership prepares for a format change the following year.

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips said: “Principality Building Society's continued commitment is welcomed by all in Welsh rugby. The Principality Premiership is entering the third and final season of ring-fencing and from 2019-2020 will be reduced to 12 (from 16) teams.

“This gives a final year of absolute stability for all of the Principality Premiership clubs next season, which will prepare the way for the jeopardy of promotion and relegation the year after and Principality's support increases that stability.

“Our long-term partnership with Principality, which includes support for Principality Stadium, plays a vital role in helping us safeguard the future of our national game. And their direct involvement in the grassroots and community end of the game, alongside their continued sponsorship of the Principality Youth Leagues, means their overall contribution to Welsh rugby is a hugely significant.”