Injury and the loss of senior players to clubs outside Wales have played their part . But the fact remains the regions have failed to shine in the completion since their formation,
There have been calls for Central Contacts on the lines of the Irish regions ad this certainly would help. Though some argue this has somehow inversely damaged the National side.
But the main problem is still a lack of identification with the Regions and in some cases like Pontypridd darn right hostility.
The WRU, The Regions, and representative of the other clubs in Wales need to come together and work out what is best for Rugby and the future of the players under our structure.
The relationship between the regions and other clubs need to be improved and it may be an idea that representatives of the premiership clubs are invited to join the management of the Regions.
We can't go on this there may be some who would like to see the regions collapse but ever since the end of the amateur game the old club structure was unlikely to generate the income to support a team hat could win the Heineken cup.(Yes Cardiff were runners up in 1996 the first year of the trophy. But since then none.
Just look at the figures
We can't go on like this and we need an urgent response . With only one Welsh representative in the final of Probably the major Rugby club competition in the World (as Heineken would say) compared with Ireland's 8 its a disgrace.
Lets be serious we can't just put this down to our current injury problems and the exodus of players we need to have a plan which will see at least two of our regions playing an Heineken final within 5 years.