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 Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.