A Welshman in Super Rugby?

2011-12-20 10:59
Luke Charteris (File)
Cardiff - Welsh forward Luke Charteris will leave the Dragons at the end of the season, and has said that he will no longer ply his trade at clubs within Wales’ borders.

According to the website, the lock is seen by many to be Wales best lineout forward, and his loss to Rodney Parade will be a big blow, especially considering that coach Warren Gatland has said in the past that those outside of the principality will unlikely be considered for selection.

To combat this, Charteris agent Christian Abt told the Wales Online that he is trying to insert a clause that will allow his client’s release for international rugby.

Apt admitted that inserting a Wales Test call up clause into a contract outside of the country was difficult, but said he had interest from a French, Japanese and Super Rugby club.

"We are also speaking to a couple of other franchises. We have had interest from one Super Rugby franchise and also from a Japanese organisation."


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