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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.

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WRU invite regions for central contract talks

The Welsh Rugby Union has called for talks with our four professional regions over central contracts for players.

It comes after the clubs rejected claims by the union over the weekend, which included the suggestion the Scarlets held transfer talks over winger George North without him knowing.

The WRU asks the four regional organisations to put aside their agreement not to play centrally contracted players and work with the Union to help secure the future of our young players in Wales.

– Statement from the WRU

The union will write to the Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Dragons today.

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