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A Welshman in Super Rugby?

2011-12-20 10:59

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 allblacks.com 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."

Sport24

Comments
  • grantfmeyer - 2011-12-21 01:37

    Your heading is all wrong - something like: "Another Welshman in Super Rugby?" would've been sufficient. You may or may not know, Gareth Delve (Welshman) already started playing Super Rugby, from 2011 season. There is something called "research" that you could have done.

      sam.kaitawa - 2011-12-21 05:06

      What I find amazing is that saffas made a big deal about a supposed forward pass from a try by the Welsh yet SA's try was over a metre forward and still no complaint........FACT Even sport24 made an article about it regarding the Welsh forward pass, oh, memories aye.........sleeping dogs aye? Here's a cold hard fact, Welsh played better, Samoa were more physical and played better but saffas still feel hard done by. Hmmmmmmmm 4 more years, here's another fact, Welsh have Mana yet Saffas have excuses......was it the reff again/politics/everyones out to get you, PDV, timezone, SARU, Bryce, IRB, dirty play, yellow/red cards blah blah blah or ?????? hurry up and make up your mind because saffas are starting to look like poofs, if the games a bit too tough for you then play soccer. Rant over.....my 2 cents worth yet honest.

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