The WRU has introduced new rules to its player selection policy in an attempt to keep talent in Wales.
Any player with a non-Welsh region will be eligible to play for Wales if they have more than 60 caps.
As the new 60-cap clause comes in, the former ‘wildcard’ system - also known as Gatland's Law- is removed, meaning no player with less caps will be selected for Wales if they play rugby outside of the country.
An exception to the rule is call ups for uncapped players currently contracted outside of Wales.
Chief Executive of the WRU, Martyn Phillips says the decision to make these changes was to protect the ‘investment’ made by Welsh rugby.
The new system allows players currently contracted outside of Wales to be selected during the term of their current deals.
Players, who have played 60 times or more for Wales, at a stage in their career where they want to move overseas won't be penalised in recognition of their input.