WRU Announces Changes To Overseas Selection Policy

This was always going to happen.

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced it is changing their Senior Players Selection Policy [SPSP], more commonly known as Gatland’s Law.

The decision to make the change comes in the wake of a number of high-profile departures including Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar and Liam Williams. The old law stated that Gatland could selected just three players that play outside Wales.

Now Gatland will be able to select all players who have made 60 appearances or more for Wales, regardless of where they ply their trade, a similar model to that of Australia.

Taulupe Faletau, George North and Jamie Roberts fit the criteria, while Dan Biggar is just four caps shy. Liam Williams is currently on 43 caps, while Rhys Webb is on just 28.

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