The arrangement means EPRUC
will sell their shares to the RFU and a new company will be formed to organise the English game.
At a hastily arranged Press conference, McLeod insisted: "We would prefer to settle this by sensible negotiation but we have been presented with confrontation by EPRUC.
And there is absolutely no substance to some of the figures put up by EPRUC at the weekend.
The next level down, the National Clubs' Association, has condemned EPRUC
detached from the NCA (who were the SCA), evolved into EFDR and EFDR then went to war with the ERC and nobody seems to be able to get on with the RFU at all.
It was revealed at the weekend that the breakaway group EPRUC planned to plough millions of pounds into Scotland - but only if the teams and players severed links with the SRU.
McLeod said:""We would prefer to settle this by sensible negotiation, but we have been presented with confrontation by EPRUC.
The players issued this statement: "The England squad have shown their support for EPRUC
by attending their meeting today.
But a truce could be nearer after a secret meeting between RFU secretary Tony Hallatt and Sir John Hall of Newcastle, a leading figure in the breakaway EPRUC
Donald Kerr, chairman of EPRUC
, said: "The players are the key.