The match, which will be played biennially, and from which the proceeds will be used to assist a selected number of financially disadvantaged countries, will follow the Autumn Internationals. It is anticipated that all the world's leading players will take part.
John O'Neill, Managing Director/CEO of the Australian Rugby Union said, "This initiative will help to re-establish and rejuvenate the game amongst proud rugby communities like Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Romania, and help to create a much more competitive structure at the elite level".
Rian Oberholzer, Managing Director of South African Rugby added, "This represents a unique opportunity for the rugby community to unite and assist those countries experiencing financial difficulty."
Dr Syd Millar, former Irish and British Lions prop forward, and Chairman of the IRB Technical Committee will be responsible for appointing the coaches of the two teams and Michael Lynagh, newly appointed to the IRB in a development role, will act as Match Manager.
Following the match in Cardiff, the IRB will hold the Annual International Awards Ceremony at which the outstanding achievements of the rugby year, both on and off the field, will be recognised.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.