Welsh rugby regions row rolls on as new deal not yet signed
Wales' four rugby regions are not expected to meet the deadline for the signing of a new participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).
The WRU gave the clubs a deadline of midnight on 31 December for the agreement, which would replace the current five-year contract that expires in June 2014.
But the regions believe the funding in the new deal is inadequate for their needs, and the decision not to sign could instead see them step up their pursuit of playing in an Anglo-Welsh competition next season.
Rugby writer and broadcaster Peter Jackson spoke to BBC Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales programme.
31 Dec 2013