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WRU sets EGM date

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed June 15 as the date for an extraordinary general meeting of its member clubs.

The meeting follows a sustained campaign fronted by former WRU chief executive and fierce WRU critic David Moffett, with 43 applications from member clubs subsequently received by the Union for an EGM platform.

A no-confidence vote by member clubs could force change in the Union's corridors of power, but it is understood that the current protest vote comprises less than a fifth of total WRU membership.

Moffett says nine items will be raised at an EGM, including confirmation of the Welsh league structure for next season. He claims clubs have been ignored.

In a statement, the WRU said it "welcomes the opportunity to engage with clubs on a variety of issues."

WRU chief executive Roger Lewis said: "It is vitally-important to the future of rugby in Wales that those member clubs available to attend do so, or for those that can't be there in person, votes are cast using the proxy forms which have been made widely available.

"We know that those 43 member clubs who called for the meeting will be keen to debate the relevant issues, but we need to ensure that all clubs enter the discussion by either attending or submitting their vote via a proxy form."

The EGM will take place at the Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot.

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