There will be £900 in prize money up for grabs when the inaugural 'free to enter' All Wales Sport Online Welsh Championship kicks off at 5pm on Saturday.

The 224 participating clubs have been split into 16 pools of 14, and they will play 26 league games each.

"The top four in each pool qualify for the last 64 knockout cup stage," explained Ellis Davies, who runs All Wales Sport along with Ian Davies and Andrew Lewis.

"For the teams who fail to qualify there will be a second chance, and they will figure in the draw for the knockout stages of the Plate and Bowl competitions. Both with have prize money."

Among the 224 teams competing are Premiership giants Cardiff, Carmarthen Quins, Llandovery, Newport, Swansea, and Llanelli as well as London Welsh.

Rugby and sport fans can follow the action 'live' from the safety of their own home by visiting the All Wales Sport website.

You can follow your favourite team in three simple steps: 1) Go to 'Follow Your Club' and choose from the drop down menu, 2) scroll down and choose your team, 3) click save.

Club supporters will be able to see their team's numbers on their pages as well as updated scores from all other games in their pool. They will not be able to see their opponents’ numbers.

Participating clubs have already submitted their eight numbers between one and 30 and these will be ‘locked’ from 11am Saturday until the end of the league programme. No changes will be allowed.

When the matches are 'in play', the 30 boxes are chosen at random and will turn either 'green' or 'red' - green is points for your team and red is no points for your team.

The game programme selects all data at random. It will apply to all teams at the same time for one match. The random programme starts again for the next match and so on. 

For example, if our club’s numbers is eight and the eight box turns green for a points value – say a drop goal (3 points), there’s no guarantee that the same box will turn green again for the next match.  

It could turn red with no value or green again – no one knows the outcome until the colour of the box is revealed.

The suspense increases when the team you play against might have chosen the same number (8) and you see yours turn green for three points only to see the other teams score go up by three as well.

As for the team at All Wales Sport, they will watch the action unfold until the league ends on Wednesday, August 19.

Prize Money is as follows: winners of cup £200, plate £140, bowl £100; losing finalists of cup £100, plate £80, bowl £50; losing semi-finalists: cup £50 each, plate £40 each, bowl £25 each.

"If nothing else, this virtual rugby competition has reignited club social media and will occupy Twitter accounts for at least the next 12 weeks," said Davies.

WAs well as wishing all clubs good luck, please remember that the virus is still circulating - stay home, stay safe, protect the ones you love, protect the NHS."

The Online Rugby Championship has been created and produced entirely by All Wales Sport Ltd, who have become integral to clubs in Wales with their efficient service in providing results, tables, and fixtures.