So plans have been put in place for the radical re-structuring of the professional game in Wales. From what I gather, it consists of the following:
- A new professional body will be set-up, made-up of the four regions and the WRU.
- All regional players will be contracted to this new professional body.
- Pooled money and shared resources.
There's still a lot of unknowns, such as whether this will allow the distribution of players among the regions, whether the WRU will have more control over them etc. Will this increase the player budgets of the regions? The WRU have also alluded to the possibility of taking over the Dragons if new investors aren't found, if that happens, what role will they have in this new structure? Where do RGC 1404 sit?
It's all very interesting, and imo a step in the right direction. It's great to see this sort of collaboration between the regions and the WRU, especially considering where we were a few years ago!
Some more info can be found at the below links: