Sunday, 25 October 2015

Watch this space...Taulupe Faletau: Dragons set for talks with WRU over Faletau

Newport Gwent Dragons and the Welsh Rugby Union are to meet on Monday over Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau's future.

Bath are interested in signing the 24-year-old British and Irish Lion.
Faletau has a year left on his current deal, but national coach Warren Gatland has to approve such a transfer.

Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies confirmed their approach to the WRU, adding they hope to bring a "swift conclusion" to the issue.

In a statement issued by the Dragons, ex-Wales number eight Davies said: "It disappoints me enormously that this is playing out in the public domain, since ordinarily I would not wish to comment on such matters until they have been resolved one way or the other.

"Given the circumstances however, I feel obligated to confirm that a transfer request has been submitted, such that we may consider our options and bring to a swift conclusion a matter that is both distracting and unsettling to all parties concerned."

In May, the WRU withdrew its offer of a national dual contract to Faletau after he missed a deadline to sign.

Source: BBC


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