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Rhys Webb Offered To Top Clubs In England And France [Report]

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: Rhys Webb of the Lions is held back by TJ Perenara during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb is being offered to top clubs in England and France, according to reports in the French media.  The 30-cap Ospreys star’s national dual contract, which he signed in 2015, comes to an end in the summer, and there are sure to be no shortage of offers for one of Europe’s best scrum-halves. Renowned French …

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Wales Give Leigh Halfpenny Deadline To Sign New Contract

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Although it has not yet been officially announced, Liam Williams’ impending move to Saracens most rank among rugby’s worst kept secrets. The transfer doesn’t come without risk, as Williams will rely on a wildcard selection if he is to be included in the Welsh squad. This will pit Williams against George North, Jamie Roberts, Taulupe Faletau and possibly even Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys …

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Toulon Coach’s Comments Casts Doubt Over Halfpenny’s Future Wales Involvement

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Leigh Halfpenny poses for the camera at Royal Garden Hotel on September 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Dove)

French rugby giants Toulon are optimistic they will retain the services of coveted Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny beyond the end of his contract this summer. Under new rules set by the Welsh Rugby Union, only three ‘wildcard’ selections per campaign will be available to national team coaches to pick players not playing for Welsh regions. Halfpenny is currently exempt from …

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Saracens Leading The Race To Sign Welsh Fullback

A number of top Premiership clubs are after Wales and Scarlets full-back Liam Williams, and a big money offer could be made to him when his Scarlets contract expires, according to Wales Online. One of the best full-backs in Europe, the classy 25 year-old is on the Ospreys radar with recent reports stating that the Swansea-based region were planning to …

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WRU Chief Martyn Phillips Hints At Relaxation Of ‘Gatland’s Law’ In The Future

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland of Wales looks on before the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips has hinted at a relaxation of ‘Gatland’s Law’ in the future. The law seeks to bring back and keep Wales’ top players at home and allows for only three players plying their trade outside Wales to be picked as ‘wildcards’ during each international campaign. But Phillips in interview with The Sunday Times has indicated …

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Experienced Wales Backrower A Major Doubt For Autumn Internationals

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11: Taulupe Faletau of Wales scores the opening try during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Wales and Bath No. 8 Taulupe Faletau is a big doubt for the start of Wales’ autumn internationals after a scan on his injured left knee revealed that he would be out of action for between six to eight weeks, according to Bath’s director of rugby, Todd Blackadder. The former Crusaders coach revealed after his side’s 58-5 demolition of Newcastle …

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