Welsh fly half Rhys Priestland has admitted that his future with the Wales Rugby Team could be at stake following the confirmation of his move from the Welsh region side Scarlets to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby.
Warren Gatland, the head coach of the Wales team prefers to pick players for his squad who are based in the country and play for one of the four region sides. However, Priestland has said that he is happy with the proposed move in the summer in spite of the adverse effect it might have on his career at the international level.
The 28 year old admitted that he is delighted at the opportunity t move north of the border, but though there is a chance that it might affect his future with the Wales Rugby Team, he feels it will not come down to that. He has mentioned that he has no regrets about the move whatsoever and if it does affect his international career, he will have to learn to live with it.
The Welshman remains in fine form for his club and came off the bench to score a last minute winner against Zebre in his last match for the region side.
According to Priestland, it was a difficult decision to swap the region side for Bath Rugby and he made it after a long deliberation and thought of the consequences but he is adamant that the move is better for his career and he would have been foolish to have rejected the move.
If Gatland does, however, stick with his previous policy, it would be a huge blow for the Wales Rugby Team, especially considering the fact that this is a Rugby World Cup year and the fly half remains a key cog in the side.