Wales trio rely on wild-card picks

2016-09-10 10:29
George North (AP)

Cardiff - George North, Jamie Roberts and Taulupe Faletau are on a seven-man list of overseas-based Wales rugby players who will require wild-card selections to play for the country this season.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) says only three of the seven players can be selected for each international campaign in a policy being labeled "Gatland's Law," after head coach Warren Gatland.

Rhys Priestland, Dominic Day, Nicky Thomas and Rhodri Williams are the other players on the list.

North, Roberts and Faletau - all key national-team stalwarts who play for English clubs - are likely to be the players selected by the Welsh.

The WRU said on Friday that the selection policy is aimed at ensuring players play domestic rugby in Wales.

Wales names its squad for the November Tests on October 18.

Read more on:    wales  |  george north  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Following the win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok supporters will be counting down the days until the return fixture at Loftus on October 6. How do you see that match ending?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.