Pivac waiting for Priestland decision

Date published: December 23 2014

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac says Rhys Priestland has to make up his mind on whether he signs a new contract with the region.

The Welsh international is the subject of a lot of speculation over a possible move away from Wales, which would leave the Scarlets searching for a fly-half as a replacement.

There had been talk in recent weeks of a return to the club for youngster Owen Williams from Leicester, however that seems to have cooled.

But the Scarlets’ search will depend on whether Priestland decides to stay or not, and Pivac admits the decision rests solely with the player, who has been in Llanelli for his entire career.

“Rhys has got to make his mind up as to what he wants to do,” Pivac said.

“We are talking with him on a weekly basis. That has not been resolved and it’s a decision Rhys will come to.

“There is a lot of rugby to go this season and he has a few things to look at before he makes his decision.

“We want all our top players to stay but the reality is that it’s professional sport and individuals have to make these decisions.”