Concern was expressed by the members during our recent Redzone Roadshow regarding the position of a Group Chief Executive.
The clubs were already aware it was the Board's intention to debate this issue fully and openly at the AGM in September. It is still the Union's intention to propose an alteration to Article 47 of the constitution at the AGM.
However, following the concerns expressed by the clubs during the Roadshows, the Board of Directors has decided to call an SGM to debate the issue fully. This debate will bring the matter to a head and a resolution will follow.
David Pickering, WRU Board chairman, has today instructed the WRU chief executive Steve Lewis to issue the appropriate documentation to the 245 member clubs and Affiliated Organisations to set-up the meeting at the Millennium Stadium at 1.00pm on Sunday, 23 April.
This meeting in no way infringes or countermands the clubs' rights to call for an EGM in their own right if they still wish to.
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.