MS Chairman David Pickering brought in fellow MS board member Lord Faulkner of Worcester, a former deputy chairman of the Football Trust, to help broker the new deal and his expertise played a key role in ensuring the two parties resolved their differences to enable the FIFA 2006 World Cup qualifier between John Toshack's Welsh side and England to go ahead as planned on 3 September.
"Richard's wealth of football and negotiating experience not only enabled us to resolve our contractual row regarding costs for recent FAW games staged at the Millennium Stadium, but also allowed both sides to further cement their relationship with a revised deal that removes any potential areas of dispute for the remainder of our partnership," said Pickering.
"Richard, Alan Hamer, the WRU Group Finance and Administration Manager, and I met with the FAW General Secretary Dave Collins and his Management Board to conclude the matters and both parties are pleased with the outcome.
"It means we both have a better relationship moving forward, the stadium can expect a cheque within seven days and football fans can look forward to coming to the Millennium Stadium on 3 September to watch Wales play England on Welsh soil for the first time in 21 years.
"All sides now have the security they were seeking and, speaking on behalf of the Millennium Stadium, I am delighted that one of our most important tenants has confirmed its commitment to use our world class facilities on a long term basis."
Under the terms of the new contract, the Millennium Stadium will receive a minimum guarantee from the FAW for hosting each fixture. In return, the Millennium Stadium will provide sales expertise to help the FAW maximise ticket and hospitality revenue.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.