The four Welsh regions have retracted statements made earlier this afternoon in a press release where they questioned the allocation of funds to the regions as published in the WRU's annual report.
The four Welsh regions retracted the earlier release which was issued without the authority of its Chief Executive, Stuart Gallacher.
In the press release the four regions made a number of serious allegations against the WRU and WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis which they now accept are wholly unfounded and which should never have been published.
The regions and Mr Gallacher apologised unreservedly to the Welsh Rugby Union and Roger Lewis for any offence and distress caused.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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'.