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Welsh Legend 'Jiffy' Supports Players Strike As England Vs Wales Hangs In The Balance

Welsh Legend 'Jiffy' Supports Players Strike As England Vs Wales Hangs In The Balance
By Colman Stanley Updated
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The threat of postponement of this weekend's Six Nations clash between England and Wales, looms even larger after Wales head coach Warren Gatland decided not to name his side today, despite being scheduled to do so.

Welsh players have been threatening to strike in recent weeks over contract disputes with the WRU - a fight which has most supporters on the side of the players.

Wales rugby legend and BBC broadcaster Jonathan Davies spoke on the matter - with Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton - and while he said that he thinks the game 'will go on', he will support the players should they choose to strike.

I don't think anyone knows, unless you're around the table, if it's on or not. It's a serious threat, and it's a well timed threat really.

It's the biggest earner for WRU, the players know that. How that's going to have a knock-on affect if the game doesn't go on, to the regions and their finances? I'm not sure.

But I just feel it's a decision they all came to and they had to do it. It's a scandalous position to be in. You can't expect players to perform when they've been promised their finances to be sorted.

Jonathan 'Jiffy' Davies Backs The Potential Players Strike

4 February 2023; Alun Wyn Jones of Wales runs onto the pitch before the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Wales and Ireland at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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"I think it was highlighted by Jack Dickson of the Dragons," continued Davies.

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"He went off injured, he's up for contract renewal, and his confidence must be shattered because who is going to sign a guy who is injured?

"They're serious about it, and hopefully they can get it on a table and get it sorted ASAP really.

"Because everybody wants the game to go ahead and I'm sure the players would. But unfortunately, they've been caught up in this situation, and it's not a great reflection and the WRU.

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"And they've had a kind of disastrous last couple of months."

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