Warren Gatland Says Rhys Webb Can Still Change His Mind & Play For Wales
You can still change your mind.
Warren Gatland has issued Rhys Webb with an ultimatum in terms of his international career with Wales. It comes in the wake of the WRU’s decision to change their overseas selection policy, making only players with 60 caps+ eligible for selection.
Webb is extremely unhappy with Gatland and the WRU as he did not think a move to Toulon would effectively end his international career.
“I am very disappointed at the news because I love playing for Wales. It means a huge amount to me.” Webb told WalesOnline
“It’s a real blow that I won’t be able to play international rugby from next season. I didn’t know the full implications when I agreed to join Toulon because the change in the selection policy came out after I signed.
“I have given ten years service to the Ospreys and Welsh rugby and have picked up injuries along the way. I would have hoped that would have been taken into consideration.
“I still very much want to play for Wales this season and hope I can gain selection for the autumn international squad.”
Gatland says if Webb still wants to play for Wales, he can still get out of his contract with Toulon.
“Rhys can still get out of the contract. He’s only signed a letter of agreement,” he said.
“I had a good conversation with him. He’s 28, he’s had a lot of injuries. He may have made that decision whether he was captured or not.
“He’s got to make his own decision. I don’t know whether you should talk to his agent.