Wales hooker Ken Owens ‘deeply concerned’

Grains and Scarlets hooker Ken Owens says he is “profoundly worried” about designs to consolidate Ospreys and Scarlets.

As a component of ‘Venture Reset,’ the adversary districts are relied upon to converge, with another group made in the north of Wales.

It would abandon a few players in limbo with no security over their fates.

The debate has likewise prompted the abdication of Ospreys administrator Mike James, who accused the Welsh Rugby Union’s “calamitous bungle” of redoing territorial rugby.

Grains hooker Owens, executive of the Welsh players’ association, stated: “This is the most difficult circumstance that I or ostensibly any player has looked amid our vocations.

“I am profoundly worried about the circumstance the players over the four districts face.”

In an announcement discharged by the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA), the British and Irish Lion included: “It’s additionally clear players should be spoken to… since they can and should be a piece of the arrangement. Without them, there is no Welsh rugby.”

WRPA CEO Andries Pretorius said vulnerability could prompt various players being lost to Welsh rugby – and deplored the planning, given Grand Slam-pursuing Wales’ diversion against Scotland on Saturday.

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