ESPN SCRUM

/ Wales

/ News

Wales
Priestland ready to extend Wales stay
ESPN Staff
January 10, 2014
Rhys Priestland could be in the red of the Scarlets again next term © Getty Images
Enlarge

Rhys Priestland is set to buck the trend by penning a new contract to keep him in Wales a while longer.

As the battle between the Welsh Rugby Union and the regions shows no signs of abating, a number of the country's top players are looking at offers abroad, partly due to the uncertainty facing the four regions and just which competition they will be playing in next term.

Alongside Priestland, there are a number of Wales players whose contracts are up at the end of the season. Leigh Halfpenny and Sam Warburton are yet to reveal where their future lies while Scott Williams, Alun-Wyn Jones and Adam Jones are also out of contract.

While they may yet continue their respective careers abroad, Priestland, according to reports in the Telegraph, is ready to extend his stay in Wales, though it is not yet clear whether he will re-sign with the Scarlets or take up one of the central contracts on offer from the WRU. This is likely to be decided by the outcome of the new Participation Agreement and whether the regions sign it.

Priestland was linked with moves to either Wasps or Gloucester but the news of his decision to stay in Wales will come as a huge boost to both region and country.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Football

  • Cricket

  • Rugby

    • Days
    • Hrs
    • Mins
    • Secs

    F1 - Australian GP

  • OtherLive >>

    Snooker - Shoot-out
    Golf - Africa Open
    Golf - WGC-Cadillac Championship
    Darts - UK Open finals
    Tennis - Davis Cup first round
    Boxing - Zolani Tete v Paul Butler
  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Rugby

    Bismarck sorry for Matfield incident

    Bismarck du Plessis apologises for his role in an incident involving Victor Matfield in the Super Rugby match between the Bulls and the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld

  • Golf

    McIlroy way off the pace after windy first day at Doral

    World No.1 Rory McIlroy endured a rollercoaster opening round in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral on Thursday

  • Darts

    Chisnall goes top after Van Gerwen loses his cool

    Dave Chisnall averaged just shy of 111 as he thrashed PDC world champion Gary Anderson 7-2 to move top of the Premier League table

  • Rugby

    Super Rugby preview, team news, line-ups: Round 4

    Greg Growden previews Super Rugby round 4. We've also got key stats, team news and all the complete line-ups to inform your ESPN Footytips Super Rugby picks

  • Football

    Cisse accepts FA charge for spitting incident with Evans

    Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans have both been hit with a FA charge for allegedly spitting at each other, with the Newcastle striker set to serve a seven-match ban after accepting his sanction

  • News
  • Features
Sponsored Links
Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income