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Gloucester Rugby: Priestland undecided over future

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

Priestland remains undecided over his future

Priestland remains undecided over his future

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GLOUCESTER target Rhys Priestland remains undecided over his future in Wales.

The Scarlets fly-half is out of contract at the end of the season and could join the growing exodus of international players from the Principality.

He has attracted widespread interest from Aviva Premiership clubs, including the Cherry and Whites, who are chasing a pair of pivots to replace Freddie Burns in the summer.

It had been reported that the 27-year-old was on the verge of re-signing with the Scarlets and a contract offer is on the table.

But Priestland insists nothing is signed and he remains open minded, with an extended interview to be screened on BBC Two Wales tonight.

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

"Obviously the Scarlets have been my region. That's all I've known

"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."

The 2012 Grand Slam winner has a close relationship with Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies and came through the Scarlets’ ranks during his tenure in west Wales.

And while Davies has remained tight-lipped over his targets he recently admitted his admiration for Priestland, who certainly fits the bill to fill the void at Kingsholm.

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  • TuffIeyRaider  |  January 18 2014, 5:40PM

    Harden is the number 1 tight head at Gloucester Rugby by a country mile.

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  • jasonbennet6  |  January 18 2014, 5:39PM

    Harden is the No.1 tight head at Gloucester!

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  • sam-silent  |  January 18 2014, 5:38PM

    Harden is the best tight head at Gloucester by a mile.

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  • Newilldon  |  January 18 2014, 5:35PM

    Harden is a superb player and rightly Gloucester Rugby's first choice in the No. 3 shirt.

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  • TuffIeyRaider  |  January 18 2014, 5:34PM

    Harden has class, there is no doubt about that. He is Gloucester's number one tight head by merit.

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  • sam-silent  |  January 18 2014, 5:32PM

    Harden has had a storming season. It is no wonder he is selected to start the most games of all the front row forwards. And not just any old games. It is the key games where you need your best players.

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  • TuffIeyRaider  |  January 18 2014, 5:29PM

    Harden has been an absolute star this season. He deserves an early contract renewal for the great effort he has put in this season.

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  • jasonbennet6  |  January 18 2014, 5:28PM

    Harden = Top Man = Top tighthead.

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  • sam-silent  |  January 18 2014, 5:26PM

    Can I suggest that no site should have to put up with a BANNED multi-ID troll like glawsteruk1 now calling himself glawsteruk2. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • Newilldon  |  January 18 2014, 5:24PM

    Oh which troll shall he be today? Is glawsteruk1 or glawsteruk2 or maybe he's NOTArugbylover or peh45. Whichever one he decides he is, he will invariably be absolutely clueless. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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