Wales’s Six Nations match against England this weekend is to go forward after crunch talks reached a breakthrough on the eleventh hour.
Sources near negotiations confirmed to Telegraph Sport that this Saturday’s Take a look at will happen as deliberate, with gamers and officers from the Welsh Rugby Union and Skilled Rugby Board lastly reaching a peace settlement after tense discussions all through Wednesday afternoon.
Gamers had threatened to go on strike after they were proposed reduced contracts with fixed-variable pay bands, and in return had demanded an finish to the nationwide workforce’s 60-cap choice rule and a participant illustration on the PRB to have their say on the way forward for the sport.
In response, the WRU has introduced that the rule stopping any participant from representing the nationwide workforce until they’ve 60 caps – or have signed their contract with a membership earlier than profitable their first name up – will probably be modified to a 25-cap threshold.
The Welsh Rugby Gamers Affiliation has additionally been granted a seat on the desk to be concerned in future negotiations, with gamers’ consultant Gareth Lewis permitted to be within the room at future PRB conferences.
With the gamers pleased with how negotiations performed out on Wednesday, which has been earmarked as D-Day earlier than strikes would kick in for coaching and matches, WRU interim chief govt Nigel Walker confirmed that Saturday’s encounter towards England will go forward on the Principality Stadium as scheduled.
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