The Senedd in Cardiff Bay

The Senedd in Cardiff Bay

Welsh Rugby Union and Welsh Government invited to Senedd Committee

Published 27/01/2023   |   Last Updated 27/01/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

The Chair of the WRU Board, Ieuan Evans, and Welsh Government Deputy Minister, Dawn Bowden MS, have been invited to meet the Senedd’s Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee.

Given the urgency of the situation surrounding allegations made about the WRU this week, the Committee is changing its schedule to dedicate the next meeting on 2 February to the issue. The meeting starts 9.30am on Thursday 2 February, and is broadcast live on

The intention is to gain a deeper understanding of the issues brought to light in the BBC Cymru Wales programme aired this week and to explore the taskforce set up by the WRU in response.

The Committee also want to understand the activity of the Welsh Government in this matter. Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden MS, has been invited to give evidence about what actions the Welsh Government is taking.

The Committee is clear however that the meeting on Thursday 2 February is not an inquiry, but is an opportunity to explore the issues that have arisen and discuss actions that have already been announced as a result.

The Committee will consider what action to take regarding this issue following next week’s discussions.