The WRU’s recent crisis has put the Six Nations game Wales Vs England in doubt amid reports of a possible strike by Welsh players. The Mail reports that professional players in Wales, including Warren Gatland, will discuss potential industrial action over the next week as contract chaos has prevented many from signing new deals with their region. Rugby World Cup fans can buy Wales Vs Georgia Tickets from our website.
In Wales Vs England, Wales’ four professional clubs Ospreys, Scarlets, Cardiff, and Dragons RFC were told in January they could start contract negotiations for the upcoming RWC, but without confirmation of official budgets for next season, they have been unable to finalize the deals, which players are due to do Contracts expired this summer. In a particularly precarious situation. A Welsh starter told the Mail: I can’t get a mortgage and I’m on anti-depressants.
This follows the resignation of WRU chairman Steve Phillips over shocking allegations of misogyny, sexism, and racism within the organization. Interim general manager Nigel Phillips said all player contracts would likely be terminated by the end of February, but the situation had reached a boiling point and widespread discontent had also emerged on social media about the Rugby World Cup.
Potential Wales’s player strike social media reaction
Wales’s center Uilisi Halaholo tweeted: Must be nice to know that in about four months you will still be able to look after your children on a contract to support your family through your injury. Mental health is real. Be strong. Born in 1, the New Zealand star, who won the last of his ten caps against Wales last year, was joined by world champion and Double Code legend Sonny Bill Williams, who shared his support for a possible goal from the Wales RWC players.
The recently retired star added: Name another company where employees are treated like this. First NRL, now Northern footballers are starting to fight for their rights! Organizations make £100m a year on the backs of these players and are treated as such The Professional Rugby World Cup Council is responsible for the professional game in Wales Vs England competition with representatives from all four regions plus the WRU. Wales and Ospreys flanker Sam Cross has urged the Welsh Rugby Players Association to sit at the table.
Tweeted: Time for players to fight back and the WRPA was held at the PRB to give us a say on our future and how the game is progressing in the country. After receiving a positive response to his first message, the cross-medal silver medal for the Great Britain Sevens at Rio 2016 he added: The incredible support from the fans tonight shows the good side of Welsh RWC to the players.
Players with fewer than 60 caps
All the players are demanding fair treatment and stress that the PRB will not consult us on matters affecting the financial, physical, and mental well-being of players. Currently, players with fewer than 60 caps cannot be selected for Wales Vs England unless they are playing in one of the regions of the country. However, given the current financial landscape.
Cardiff’s Director of Rugby, Dai Young, has said that the Welsh Rugby World Cup team should not be arrogant as he expects players will continue to turn down offers from overseas to ensure national team selection. An example is Lock Will Rowlands who has agreed to move from Dragons RFC to Racing 92 at the end of the season and could therefore be suspended for the World Championship. Rowlands is currently out with a shoulder injury that will rule him out of the Six Nations roster.
Young said: I’m sure a lot of countries will be watching the situation in Wales for the next month or so and will be more than happy to play against our best players. I don’t think you’ve ever underestimated the power of a Welsh shirt – every kid growing up in Wales wants to play for the Wales RWC squad but we shouldn’t be presumptuous either. We have to respect the players’ decisions because we all have families and mortgages to take care of. Rugby World Cup fans can buy Wales Vs Australia Tickets from our website.
Tonight’s rugby news is Rees-Zammit is to finally play
Louis Rees-Zammit has brought rare good news to the Welsh Rugby Union. After it was confirmed he will return to Gloucester this weekend. Rees-Zammit has a minute left in the Six Nations with an ankle injury he sustained at Christmas. But will play for the club against Harlequins on Friday night. The winger is expected to be named on Matchday 23 of next Saturday’s game. Against the England Rugby World Cup squad, possibly also as a winger or full-back.
Gloucester manager George Skivington said: Zam is up for selection this week. I think Wales has their eye on him ahead of the England game next week. But he’s back and available to us which is positive. I didn’t think I’d revisit it during this Six Nations period for us. So I got it out of my head in the nicest way, but it’s back and it was really good.
He returned on Friday last week after Wales released him to come to training. And pick up the parts we’re trying to develop and he’s got really good energy. Was gone for quite a while and was frustrated watching us. Because he felt he could make a difference for us and the Wales RWC squad. I think he’s hungry, he’s impatient and he’s been training hard.
Job security is more important than playing for Wales
Cardiff international midfielder Lloyd Williams recently became the best player in his region. Admits the current turmoil in Welsh rugby is frustrating and affecting the performance of some players. Williams spoke out as it emerged Welsh Rugby World Cup players were considering a strike. Ahead of their upcoming Six Nations game against England as contract negotiations. Remained uncertain due to the ongoing freeze on contract talks between 70 and 100 players in the coming months.
Believes the attractiveness of the Wales shirt and the current 60-game. Rule are no longer enough to deter many players from considering an exit. There are more important things than playing for Wales, said the two-time world champion. So the players are staying in the Wales RWC squad. But the lads have families, they need a home to live in and they need food on the table. While playing for Wales is not what the player wants, job security is more important.
Wales’s hooker’s season could be over
Scarlets and Wales’ hooker Ryan Elias could miss the rest of the season. After undergoing surgery for his Achilles tendon injury. The first rower did not compete this year and was dropped from the Six Nations roster. It won’t be finished for a while. We’ll have to wait and see how that plays out, said Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel. I hope he returns before the end of the season, but maybe that’s asking too much of him. Otherwise, it is pre-season.
Meanwhile, Scarlets and Wales center Johnny Williams will return after being sidelined since October with a calf injury. Johnny is better. It’s ready to go. He is not yet training for Rugby World Cup, Peel said. The next one to two weeks is very important for him to find a rhythm. Rugby is back after a few weeks of training and rehab is going well for him.