Welsh Rugby Union Make Huge Rhys Webb Announcement

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The Welsh Rugby Union have today confirmed that scrum-half Rhys Webb will be eligible for selection for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.

It was announced earlier this week that Top 14 side Toulon had agreed to Webb’s early release from his contract for family reasons.

Following the 31-times capped scrum-half’s contractual commitment to return to play his club rugby in Wales with the Ospreys next season, the Professional Rugby Board (PRB) has agreed to an application from the player and his representative to allow a six-month dispensation from the Senior Player Selection Policy, during which new Wales head coach Wayne Pivac can consider Webb for selection.

In accordance with Wales’ Senior Player Selection Policy, the 31-year-old British and Irish Lion was originally eligible for international selection from 1st July 2020.

However, the dispensation granted by the PRB enables Webb to compete for a place in Pivac’s first campaign in charge of Wales, starting at Principality Stadium against Italy on 1st February.