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.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.