Well, it's the culmination of a sequence of events which began last October at the WRU
Annual General Meeting.
Two resolutions voted on were that the WRU
board of directors had not been acting in the best interests of Welsh rugby, while a second had called for a vote of no confidence in the current board.
In a letter sent to Wales' 320 club secretaries, it states: "You will be aware that the WRU
has received a request to host an EGM with applications from 43 clubs, including the four regions and a further three clubs related to the regions, to debate a number of issues.
is understood to be considering loaning six top stars, including Cardiff's Wales and British Lions captain Sam Warburton (pictured above), to frontline clubs in England.
Lewis, who is based out of Colwyn Bay, is joining fellow WRU
officers (all South Wales based) Daryl Richards, Matt Silva and Andy Williams, as well as WRU
hospitality officer Amanda Williams, to make up the Union's team for Sunday's Marathon.
Last-minute negotiations between players and the WRU
took more than an hour to resolve which meant the party left Cardiff late and missed the flight from Heathrow.
WalesOnline has obtained a letter, written to the clubs by WRU
policy and integrity manager Jeremy Rogers, reminding them of their responsibility to report any suspicious activity.
However, the flanker's agent Derwyn Jones revealed Warburton wanted to stay in Wales and ideally carry on playing for the Blues despite the current uncertainty between the Welsh regions and the WRU
The news comes as a major fillip to Gatland and to the WRU
, who are desperate to halt the exodus of leading stars to England and France.
Their main focus is to encourage and develop child, young person and adult participation levels through the WRU
leisure rugby and rugby stars initiatives, as well as providing and ensuring exit routes to grow club playing figures.
has appointed a manager to run the stadium - a job done up to now by Griffiths at a salary of around pounds 50,000 a year - and he will start work next month.
Whether the WRU
would seek to maintain an equity interest in any hotels built, or attempt to sell to investors once completed, is unclear at this early stage.