The very oddly named (sponsored) competition has been set for this season. The LV=Cup involves the 12 teams from the Aviva Premiership, along with the 4 Welsh regions. Each Welsh team gets put into a pool, and the 12 English teams get placed according to their place in last seasons’ final standings. Pool 1 plays pool 4, pool 2 plays play pool 2. Each team plays four matches, two home and two away.