Due to an ongoing contract dispute, Welsh rugby players are in the eye of a hurricane. It is also thought that they may boycott the match against England next weekend.
In the most recent crisis to affect Welsh rugby, a contract freeze has created chaos. This also made the players leave uncertain of their futures in the game.
Wales has struggled on the field, losing badly to Ireland and Scotland in their first two Six Nations games. This has provided a backdrop for the hardships.
Throughout the competition, Netflix cameras have been following all six teams. They will do so to order to produce a documentary that will air in 2024.
The behind-the-scenes program is expected to be as successful as Formula 1’s Drive to Survive. As it has been a big hit on the streaming platform.
However, players are reportedly refusing to film for Netflix right now, sending a fresh warning to the WRU, according to ITV Wales reporter Matthew Southcombe. After team members left a sizable sponsors’ dinner on Wednesday night, this happened.
Players were required to attend the Cardiff event. However, they planned to stay only for an hour before leaving early.
The WRU interim chief executive Nigel Walker met with senior Welsh rugby players earlier this week, and stalwart Alun Wyn Jones acknowledged that strike action is still a “very real” possibility.
Asked if he would support a strike, Gatland said: “No. I completely support the stance they’re taking in wanting to get resolution, but there’s a lot more things at stake in terms of ensuring that fixture does take place.