Two Premiership Clubs Look Set To Battle It Out For Rhys Webb’s Signature
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Wales international scrumhalf Rhys Webb is a wanted man with two of the Premiership’s biggest clubs reportedly interested in luring him back to the UK from French giants Toulon.
Last month the 30-year-old former Ospreys man was linked with a move to Exeter Chiefs, with the English giants set to lose Wallabies nine Nic White at the end of the season after he agreed on a deal to move home to Australia with the Brumbies
And now it appears Bath are also in the market for Webb with the Rugby Paper reporting that they are taking a close look at the British and Irish Lion as they continue to search for an experienced operator at nine.
Webb is in his second year of a three-year contract with Toulon – but has a break in his contract that would allow him to leave this summer should he decide to. And it’s no secret that his move to France hasn’t exactly gone according to plan so far.
Bath already have the likes of Wales internationals Toby Faletau and Rhys Priestland at the club as well as Luke Charteris on their coaching ticket, while Exeter have Alex Cuthbert and Tomas Francis.
But if Webb moves to the Premiership he would continue to be unavailable for Wales selection as he is way off the 60-cap threshold with just 31 caps to his name. At the same time, it’s hard to see any of the Welsh clubs being able to afford to bring him back given his huge salary in France – so a move to the Premiership might be the best path for him to take.