WRU hits out at Scarlets over George North transfer talks

George North during this year's Six Nations Championship Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

The Welsh Rugby Union has accused the Scarlets of beginning talks to transfer wing George North before informing him.

The claims were made in a statement released on Sunday morning - which also addressed the subject of centrally contracting regional players, and funding for the regions.

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Regions reject WRU talks

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.