Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland still undecided over club future

Sport Wales: The full Rhys Priestland interview

  • Channel: BBC Two Wales
  • Date: Friday, 17 January
  • Time : 20:00 GMT

Wales and Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland says he has yet to make a firm decision on his future at club level.

Priestland, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been linked with a move away from the Scarlets.

The 27-year-old says the dispute between the regions and Welsh Rugby Union has been an unsettling experience for him.

"What I've found hard is all the uncertainty this year," he said.

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It's just a bit strange that we don't know come the end of the season what's going to happen to them and what's going to happen to the Union.

Rhys Priestland Scarlets and Wales fly-half

Priestland has been linked with teams outside Wales including English Premiership clubs Wasps, Leicester and Gloucester.

Scarlets say they have offered new contracts to Priestland and international team-mate centre Scott Williams.

The pair are among six Welsh internationals whose contracts with the regions expire at the end of the season.

The WRU is considering offering to centrally contract six of the country's top stars including Wales captain Sam Warburton if they cannot agree deals to stay with their regions.

Priestland hopes the dispute between the regions and the WRU can be resolved allowing out of contract players to decide their futures.

"Obviously the Scarlets have been my region. That's all I've known," Priestland told BBC Wales' Sport Wales.

"It's just a bit strange that we don't know come the end of the season what's going to happen to them and what's going to happen to the Union.

"Because we haven't got all the facts it's hard to make a proper decision. That's what I've found a bit frustrating this year."

Watch the full interview with Rhys Priestland on Sport Wales on Friday, BBC Two Wales, 20:00 GMT