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Welsh Rugby Union survives 'no confidence' vote

The Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union says it'll work to improve its image. It comes after the board overwhelmingly survived a vote of 'no confidence' at yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting in Port Talbot.

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WRU survives vote of no confidence

It's the first EGM held by the WRU since 2007 Credit: ITV News

The Welsh Rugby Union has seen off a vote of no confidence following an Extraordinary General Meeting in Port Talbot today.

Two resolutions voted on were that the WRU board of directors had not been acting in the best interests of Welsh rugby, while a second had called for a vote of no confidence in the current board.

A total of 39 WRU member clubs and Wales' four professional regions had supported calls for an EGM - the WRU's first since 2007 - with the protest driven by former chief exec David Moffett.

Moffett gained sufficient backing for the meeting to be called, but it ended after almost four hours of debate.

Disaffected clubs had claimed the WRU board of directors weren't overseeing Welsh rugby with the best interests of the game at heart.

The WRU has agreed to hold a ballot of all clubs to reach an agreement on whether a proposed new national league structure of the amateur game will go ahead, or whether the existing structure will be kept for next season.

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