Rhys Priestland, the fly half for the Welsh region side Scarlets has said that his summer move to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby may as well be harmful for his career as a Welsh international.
Warren Gatland, the head coach of the Wales Rugby Team favours players based in the country while selecting his line up for the national team. However, Priestland says that he is more than happy with his proposed move despite the adverse effects it might have on his career with the Dragons.
The 28 year old said that he is comfortable with his decision but he added that he does think it will indeed have a negative effect on his international career.
However, he has no regrets and has said that it is something that he will learn to live with.
The Welshman came off the bench to earn his side a last gasp winner against bottom club Zebre in the Pro 12 in his latest match for the club.
According to the Welshman, it will be difficult for him to swap the region for Bath Rugby, especially with his former outside half rival Stephen Jones returning to the club as an attack coach for next season. He said that he definitely would have loved working with Jones, adding that he believes he is a very knowledgeable person and a good human being as well.
He mentioned that it was a shame when he heard that he was coming back but he said that he had already made up his mind about his move to Bath Rugby by that time and there was no looking back for him. He said that he believes Stephen Jones will be able to do a great job at the club, but he will miss out on working with him.