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Fans stage pre-match protests against Welsh board
ESPN Staff
December 27, 2013

Supporters at Wales' two Boxing Day matches staged protests to express their anger with the WRU as the bitter row between board and the regions continues.

Fans at the Scarlets-Ospreys and Dragons-Blues Welsh derbies unveiled banners before the start urging administrators to "Protect Our Game". Supporters' clubs of the four regions coordinated to form a united front to get their voice heard amid the political in-fighting.

"Our future is under threat as never before and it is time for all Welsh fans to stand up and be counted," a supporters' clubs statement said before the derby games won by the Ospreys and Dragons. "The WRU cannot be allowed to turn its back on the very organisations and individuals who have provided its success."

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