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Gerald Davies not seeking WRU re-election
ESPN Staff
July 3, 2014
British & Irish Lions tour manager Gerald Davies returns home to London, Terminal 5, Heathrow, London, England, July 7, 2009
Gerald Davies has ended his time on the WRU board © Getty Images
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British & Irish Lions legend Gerald Davies will not be seeking re-election to the Welsh Rugby Union board.

Davies joined the board in 2005 as a national representative and is currently in his third three-year stint but in a letter to the WRU's member clubs, he said he would not be extending his time as one of the game's administrators. "I shall not be seeking re-election for another period. I do so with considerable sadness because rugby union football has played such an important part in my life as a player and administrator."

Davies spoke at the recent EGM, where the WRU easily saw off a vote of confidence, and wished the soon-to-be elected board well.

"I have always believed and stated that as rugby changes so its organisation must also change and develop for the common good of all. I do not wish to sever my ties completely with rugby and will constantly look for opportunities to encourage and support the game that is so dear to my heart.

"I will watch with interest how the WRU meets the many challenges ahead. As the custodian of this wonderful game in Wales it has a huge task and I wish those who follow me onto the union every success in the future."

A statement from Regional Rugby Wales, on behalf of the Four Welsh Regions, the Scarlets, Ospreys, Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues, said: "Everyone across the four Welsh regions is united in wishing our respectful thanks to Gerald Davies for his dedicated work for the good of Welsh rugby on the WRU board for the best part of a decade.

"As a true legend of our game in Wales, he continues to be a valued and respected ambassador for Welsh rugby around the world and his influence and input will always be appreciated by all those connected with Welsh rugby.

"As one of our Welsh rugby greats, Gerald has worked passionately for the whole game, with the integrity and honour you'd expect of a British and Irish Lion and our players, coaches, partners and executives wish him all the very best for the future."

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