The Welsh Rugby Union is in the process of laying the foundations for a team to be called Wales.
It is one of the most successful organisations in world rugby and it has been described by the Guardian as a model of how a nation can build a rugby league team.
However, Wales’ government is determined to make sure the team remains independent and that it will have a voice in shaping the future of the game.
Its aim is to be able to have a Welsh team playing in the Rugby Championship next year and in the 2019 World Cup.
It would mean that Wales would not have to play in the European Rugby Champions Cup next year, or in any international competition beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup due to the presence of the All Blacks.
It could be the only Welsh team in the final of a major tournament.
That is the hope, but the governing body will face opposition to its plans.
It has already made some concessions to the Welsh Rugby Commission.
Its chief executive, Gordon Matheson, has said the Welsh team would play in its home country, but he has said that the team will be the team of choice for Wales if it were to qualify for the World Cup next season.
However that remains to be seen.
In addition, the governing bodies decision to appoint the first ever female chief executive of a team in international rugby is likely to be challenged.
It comes after the head of the Welsh rugby union, Rhys Priestland, was sacked on Friday, two weeks after being appointed as the head coach of England’s women’s team.
Priestland was expected to take charge of the team in its first season.
But he is not due to take over until the autumn.
His resignation was first announced by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), which said that he was no longer the best person for the role.
Its secretary general, Chris Coates, said that Priestland had been “a failure as the Wales rugby union chief executive” and that his resignation had been a “personal decision” made on the basis of the RFU’s own internal inquiry.
Priests departure is likely not to affect the way that the RFUs men’s and women’s teams play.
Its the other way around, too.
Wales’ women’s national team will have to look to a team made up of players who have played in the same competitions in the past.
This means that there will be a new group of Welsh players that will be competing in the next World Cup, with the same amount of experience that they have had playing together in the previous tournament.
The RFU has said it is “aware of the issues raised by the RFL” over the timing of Priestland’s appointment and that the appointment of a new head coach will not affect the playing group.
However it is unlikely that Priestly would be in charge of a Wales team in 2019, or even the 2019 tournament.
However the RFUS will be keeping an eye on the situation, with Welsh Rugby Association chairman Ian Davies saying he was “aware that the RFA have concerns about the appointment”.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months.
It will certainly be interesting if the Welsh men and women have a team that has been in existence for a while, but it will be an interesting story to watch unfold.