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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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Reports: Scarlets' George North signs for Northampton

George North has already won 31 caps for Wales Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Wales Online and the Telegraph are reporting that Scarlets and Wales star George North has signed for English Premiership side Northampton Saints.

The 20-year-old winger's transfer has sparked a major row between the WRU and Wales' four regions.

The union accused the Scarlets of trying to sell North behind his back, a claim which the Llanelli club denied.

The WRU has called talks with the regions over the possible introduction of central contracts, to try to keep players in Wales.

Senior Wales players including Mike Phillips, James Hook and Luke Charteris have left to play their club rugby in France in recent years.

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