Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's been something of an unprecedented year.

Every walk of life has been affected and Welsh rugby is no different.

Deals have been delayed and even fallen through as the sport has been left at a uncertain standstill since March.

But now, with a return date in sight, it feels like some semblance of normality is returning when it comes to the ins and outs of Welsh rugby.

A number of deals have been done in recent weeks as the picture in Welsh rugby has become a little clearer.

So here are all the confirmed ins and outs for the four regions

CARDIFF BLUES

It's been relatively quiet for the capital region this summer.

Welsh-qualified Sam Moore's arrival from Sale Sharks was announced with immediate effect in January but has yet to make an appearance at the Arms Park.

Fly-half Luke Scully, who featured for Wales U20s, has also had a move from England to the Arms Park announced early in the year.

Fans had to wait a little longer for Cardiff Blues' high-profile additions.

Only in recent weeks has two deals that have long been expected been actually confirmed.

First, Wales lock Cory Hill joined the region from the Dragons - having initially come through the Blues academy.

And then Rhys Carre rejoined the region a year after leaving for pastures new with Saracens.

In terms of outgoings, it's only been second-row Macauley Cook confirmed to leave so far, with the 28-year-old heading to Jersey Reds.

IN: Luke Scully (Worcester Warriors), Cory Hill (Dragons), Rhys Carre (Saracens), Sam Moore (Sale Sharks)

OUT: Macauley Cook (Jersey Jersey Reds)

DRAGONS

Like the Cardiff Blues, the Dragons had to wait a while to announce their incomings.

Having been expected all summer, it still took until this month before the Dragons' three new signings were all completed.

Wales back-three player Jonah Holmes was the first after leaving Leicester Tigers, before fellow international Nick Tompkins joined the regions. However, the Wales centre will only be in Gwent on a season-long loan before returning to Saracens.

Nick Tompkins during training

The final deal done so far is Welsh-qualified lock Joe Maksymiw, who was released by Connacht earlier this summer.

In terms of departures, there's been a fair list.

A number of players, including longtime servant Nic Cudd, have been released, while Hill and Tyler Morgan have departed for other regions.

IN: Jonah Holmes (Leicester Tigers), Nick Tompkins (season-long loan from Saracens), Joe Maksymiw (Connacht)

OUT: Nic Cudd (released), Rhys Lawrence (released), James Sheekey (released), Will Griffiths (released), Tom Hoppe (released), James McCarthy (released), Tyler Morgan (Scarlets), Jacob Botica (Rennes), Cory Hill (Cardiff Blues), Dafydd Buckland (Pontypridd), Brandon Nansen (Brive)

OSPREYS

While the other regions have only announced their arrivals recently, the Ospreys had their business largely down some time ago.

The additions of Mat Protheroe, Nicky Thomas and Rhys Davies from the Gallagher Premiership were all announced pre-lockdown, while Rhys Webb also agreed to rejoin the region back in December from Toulon.

After Webb was released from his contract in France early, he joined Bath on a short-term deal before finally linking up with the Ospreys recently.

When it comes to outgoings, with Webb coming in, Aled Davies has opted to find pastures new and joined Saracens. Dan Baker will be hoping for a fresh start after countless injuries as he heads to France.

And, finally, Ospreys and Wales legend James Hook has hung up his boots after 14 years as a professional.

IN: Rhys Webb (Bath), Mat Protheroe (Bristol Bears), Nicky Thomas (Bristol Bears), Rhys Davies (Bath)

OUT: James Hook (retired), Gheorghe Gajion (Aurillac), Dan Baker (Mont-de-Marsan), Aled Davies (Saracens), Ben Glynn (released), Will Jones (released), Darryl Marfo (released), Tom Williams (released), Lesley Klim (Jersey Reds)

SCARLETS

Again, for the Scarlets, it was largely a mix of moves confirmed before lockdown and then deals being heavily trailed for a long time before finally being done.

Liam Williams returned to the region from Saracens with immediate effect during the Six Nations - but the onset of Covid-19 means that he's yet to mark his return with an appearance.

A deal for promising Wales U20s fly-half Sam Costelow was announced in March. It's unlikely we'll see too much of the former Leicester Tigers playmaker when rugby returns with the region unlikely to rush his progress.

The arrival of Tyler Morgan from the Dragons was the first deal done by the region during lockdown, with the Wales centre's arrival in May set to ease the departures of Hadleigh Parkes, Kieron Fonotia and Corey Baldwin if he can stay fit.

And then Scarlets fans got a trademark #Tnewsday boost as Sione Kalamafoni and Welsh-qualified Johnny Williams both arrived from across the border this week.

In terms of departures, the midfield trio of Parkes, Fonatia and Baldwin will take some replacing, while Wales international Tom James announced his retirement from rugby.

IN: Sam Costelow (Leicester Tigers), Tyler Morgan (Dragons), Sione Kalamafoni (Leicester Tigers), Johnny Williams (Newcastle Falcons), Liam Williams (Saracens)

OUT: Corey Baldwin (Exeter Chiefs), Tom James (retired), Jonathan Evans (released), Rhys Fawcett (released), Kieron Fonotia (released), Simon Gardiner (released), Morgan Williams (released), Hadleigh Parkes (Panasonic Wild Knights)