CHIEF executive Stuart Davies will provide Newport Gwent Dragons supporters with an update about the pending Welsh Rugby Union takeover at a supporters’ meeting on Thursday.

The final touches are being put together on a proposed deal that will see the governing body take control at Rodney Parade.

Davies, who is also chief executive of Newport RFC, will be joined by head coach Kingsley Jones, who will discuss on-field matters, at a supporters Q&A in the Bisley Suite at 7pm.

Another meeting is being organised for Black and Ambers supporters by the Friends of Newport Rugby Trust, who met with the WRU and Davies on Thursday.

A deal would see the governing body take ownership of the Newport-owned Rodney Parade and will need 75 per cent of Black and Ambers shareholders to give the green light.

Meanwhile, ticket sales for next month’s Judgement Day at Principality Stadium have passed the 40,000 mark.

The Dragons will take on the Scarlets (kick-off 5.15pm) in the Guinness PRO12 after Cardiff Blues have entertained the Ospreys (kick-off 2.45pm) in the capital on Saturday, April 15.

Last year attracted a record 68,262 attendance and prices have been frozen at £10 for the double-header.

Middle and lower tier seating has sold out and hospitality is approaching capacity, much to the delight of Pro Rugby Wales chief executive Mark Davies.

“Judgement Day is a high profile rugby occasion for both players and supporters to show what their clubs and rugby regions mean to them, but crucially it is at the business end of our club rugby season with everything to play for and much at stake,” he said.

“It’s great to see that two of our Welsh teams (the Ospreys and Scarlets) are contesting at the top of an incredibly tight Guinness PRO12.”

Tickets are available at £10 from (where print-at-home is available), or by calling 0844 847 1881, in person from the WRU Ticket Office on Westgate Street or from each of the four regions.

Season tickets purchased from either of the home teams – Dragons and Blues –include access to Judgement Day V with supporters asked to liaise with the respective box offices.