Wales U-turn from Priestland

Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland has made a shock U-turn regarding his sabbatical from Test rugby and now wants to play for Wales, if selected.

The 28-year-old, who moved from the Scarlets to Bath during the off-season, has 40 caps for his country to date and switched to the Premiership side while saying he would take a break from the international game after the World Cup.

However, he has now had a change of heart as Bath head coach Mike Ford revealed.

"We agreed to sign Rhys on the basis that he did not play international rugby," he said.

"He's now decided that, if selected for Wales, he wants to play for them again."

Ford added: "That was one of the reasons we've signed Dan Bowden, but we're hoping Rhys will be with us for the two years of his contract, and possibly beyond that."