For Ruck Stars, ITV Cymru Wales has secured unique access to the academies of pro rugby teams the Ospreys and Scarlets – fierce rugby rivals in West Wales.
This 5 x 30 series follow the lads playing in the clubs’ under 18s academy teams, over one intense season.
Their dream is to go pro and, with expectations high, each one knows they need to push themselves like never before to win their chance of going to the pinnacle of the game.
On the pitch, the challenges come thick and fast with tough competition for first team places, shock defeats, injuries, and the drive to win every game. Plus the ultimate game of the season versus their local rivals.
And these future stars juggle all that with busy personal lives, exams and love lives as they do all they can to seize their shot at rugby glory.
Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “We’re fully committed to ensuring that BBC Three is representative of the whole of the UK and we’re really excited to continue our great working relationship with BBC Wales and Creative Wales...
"We loved these ideas as they will be filled with relatable experiences for our audience and will bring something totally new to the channel.”
Ruck Stars was commissioned by Nick Andrews, Head of Commissioning BBC Wales and Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and the commissioning editors for the BBC are Sian Harris and Nasfim Haque.