– WRU spokesperson
The WRU is aware that the Scarlets opened discussions to transfer the player with clubs outside Wales and the UK late in 2012
George North informed the WRU shortly after the Wales v Ireland RBS 6 Nations international on February 2 2013 that he had then been told of the transfer proposal.
George refused to consider France, but reluctantly conceded he would be prepared to move if the Scarlets wished.
The group representing Wales' four regions, Regional Rugby Wales, has refused talks with the WRU, and said it is looking to take the disagreement to independent arbitration.