16 Jun 2014

WRU survives a vote of no confidence

7:57 am on 16 June 2014

The Welsh Rugby Union has overwhelmingly survived a vote of no confidence at an extraordinary general meeting prompted by its former chief executive, the New Zealander David Moffett.

After four hours of debate, only four club representatives voted to oust the current regime.

There were 18 abstentions, with 462 opposing the no confidence motion.

WRU chairman David Pickering says Welsh rugby is continuing to evolve and now they must work together to make sure they build on their successes of the past and face up to our challenges of the future.

Moffett had won enough backing to see the meeting called and had hoped to win election to the WRU board.

It had been suggested the WRU board wasn't running Welsh rugby in the best interests of the game.

Asked afterwards if the meeting's outcome marked the end of his crusade, Moffett replied of course, yes.

He says he managed to show the clubs that if they're upset about something they can call an EGM.