Six Nations 2023: Cardiff’s Wales vs. England match’s deadline approaches

The deadline of February 22 set by Welsh athletes to decide if Wales’ Six Nations match versus England will take place has passed.

Wales players have threatened not to play in Saturday’s match because of an ongoing contract dispute with Welsh rugby executives.

Despite delaying the announcement of his selection, Wales head coach Warren Gatland had expressed optimism that the issue would be resolved on Tuesday.

A solution has not yet been found.

This pushes the subject past the Wednesday deadline set by the Welsh players for a resolution.
In addition to revealing that a training session had been postponed on Tuesday afternoon so that players could continue talks, Gatland also claimed that the threat made by the national team to boycott the match against England was sincere.

The Professional Rugby Board (PRB), which oversees the professional game in Wales and is made up of representatives from the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the four regions of Cardiff, Dragons, Ospreys, and Scarlets, will now meet with the players on Wednesday.

The PRB held a morning meeting and will speak with Wales’ professional athletes in the late afternoon.

Before they agree to take the field at Principality Stadium for a game that will likely bring in close to £10 million for Welsh rugby, the players want three issues fixed.

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