Faletau would suit Bath – Guscott

Date published: June 23 2015

Former England international centre Jeremy Guscott believes that Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau's club future should be in the Premiership.

Much has been published about where Faletau's future might be, with the 24-year-old having been linked with Bath, Northampton Saints and Cardiff Blues.

And Guscott is pushing for a move to England for the dynamic player, who he feels would have a much stronger chance of silverware and success there.

"If you want to win silverware there isn't a real harm in leaving the country you represent for club rugby," the former Bath centre told BBC Sport Wales.

"We've seen how close Northampton's George North has already in two seasons come to silverware and trophies, both domestically and in Europe.

"I guess if you are a player with ambition and you want to win silverware then there isn't a real harm in doing that, even if it means leaving the country you represent."

According to reports, a price tag of £250,000 would be needed to take Faletau away from the Dragons for 2015/16, with Guscott keen to see him in a Bath jersey.

"I go down to watch Bath six or seven times a season and if he comes down here I may go down even more," he added.

"I think his style will complement Bath. He's one hell of an athlete that we don't see running much with a ball as often as I would like when he puts on the red of Wales.

"The brand of rugby that Bath play, he will get ever opportunity to show us and the world what else he's got."