WRU and regions in crunch talks

George North is the latest in a series of big-name Wales players to have left the regions behind. Credit: PA

The Welsh Rugby Union and representatives from Wales' four regional sides are meeting this evening to try to put behind them their recent public row over the future of the game.

The regions have decided to take up the union's offer to attend their monthly board meeting tonight, despite initially stating they would decline the invitation.

Both sides have refused to comment today.

The relationship between the WRU and the regions disintegrated at the end of last month, when the WRU accused the Scarlets of trying to transfer star winger George North without his knowledge.

North has since secured a move to English Premiership side Northampton.