As an Association, we want to clarify that neither the team of staff or members have had any input into yesterday’s article in the press relating to financial deals and potential strike action. We have not passed comment, and as a collective, do not condone or support any industrial action at this point in time.
We are actively engaging in communication with all stakeholders (Regions and WRU), to build relationships that enable us to effectively represent professional players in Wales and their welfare and best interests. We will continue with this ‘player welfare’ centred approach, with a priority of having an active involvement in all discussions pertinent to the financial models and future of the game in Wales. The WRPA have not been consulted to date but are actively rallying for a regular ’seat at the table’, to ensure the players views are considered moving forward.