Dragons want to sell Faletau

Date published: October 21 2015

Newport Gwent Dragons have asked for the permission of the WRU to sell star number eight Taulupe Faletau, according to reports.

Faletau, coming off the back of an excellent World Cup with Wales, has been linked with a move away from the Welsh region persistently in recent years.

Wales Online now report that Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies has written to the WRU asking for permission to sell Faletau and therefore pocket a rumoured fee of around £150,000 in the process.

Faletau is not on a National Dual Contract like several of Wales' other leading players, including captain Sam Warburton, but formal approval from Wales head coach Warren Gatland is still required for Faletau to be allowed to move elsewhere.

Premiership side Bath have long been linked with a move for Faletau with interest also reportedly coming from Northampton Saints to acquire Faletau's services.

Faletau, 24, already has over 50 international caps for Wales and the British and Irish Lions.