EXCLUSIVE: Welsh rugby’s contract chaos continues as Netflix’s cameras are THROWN OUT of press conference amid filming for Six Nations series – with players banning film makers until their crisis has been resolved
- Alun Wyn Jones demanded cameramen leave the room before he took his seat
- Netflix have agreed a big-money contract to produce a Six Nations documentary
- Wales considering strike ahead of the Six Nations clash with England
Netflix cameras were thrown out of Wales’s crisis press conferences on Thursday afternoon as the sport’s contractual chaos continued.
Sportsmail understands players have banned the film-makers from team functions until a resolution is reached with the Welsh Rugby Union.
Senior statesman Alun Wyn Jones demanded the cameramen leave the room before he took his seat, despite the presence of seven other broadcasters.
Netflix have agreed a big-money contract to produce a Six Nations documentary but they have been left unable to produce content.
It comes at a time when Welsh players who are out of contract at the end of the season aren’t able to be offered new deals amid uncertainty over future regional squad budgets.
Alun Wyn Jones demanded the Netflix cameras leave during dramatic scenes on Thursday
A Netflix film crew filming Wales head coach Warren Gatland during the 2023 Guinness Six Nations squad announcement at the Vale Resort, Hensol in January
During the media call, Jones confirmed Wales are pondering strike action ahead of next weekend’s Six Nations clash with England at Principality Stadium.
Sportsmail also understands the BBC have complained to the United Rugby Championship after recording was blocked on an Ospreys Zoom conference on Wednesday,
Toby Booth and Bradley Davies both supported the player movement but their comments were removed from the video recording that was subsequently shared with the media.