Welsh government threatens ‘financial consequences’
WRU have been warned that they would face “financial consequences” if they moved their home games to England in order to play them in front of the fans.
Currently, Wales face the prospect of playing their three Six Nations home games this year behind closed doors, losing millions of pounds.
It would be a blow to Welsh rugby and as such the WRU explored the possibility of playing over the River Severn.
But earlier this week, Health Minister Eluned Morgan warned there would be consequences if they did.
Speaking to the BBC, she said …
“Obviously we all want to see rugby play out in Wales and we would be disappointed if the WRU made that decision [to go to England].
“There would clearly be financial consequences for them and the Welsh government would understand that we had to step in and support them financially if they were to postpone these matches or cancel them in some way.
“Obviously, if they went to England, it would be more difficult for us to find that financial support.”