The Wales internationals out of contract and now in danger of leaving Welsh rugby

The Wales internationals out of contract and now in danger of leaving Welsh rugby

The four professional sides will start offering players contracts in the coming weeks, with shrinking budgets raising the probability of another exodus next summer.

With budgets coming down from £5.2m to £4.5m for next season, there’s bound to be clubs sniffing around as players’ deals expire. Some have already gone. George North has committed to French second division side Aux-en-Provence for next season.

But who else could go?

At the Arms Park, Cardiff props Corey Domachowski and Keiron Assiratti are understood to be attracting interest from clubs outside of Wales. Last season, the pair were almost on their way out of the capital club – with Cardiff unable to offer them more than £3src,srcsrcsrc towards the end of the season.

Since then, they’ve both been capped by Wales – with their stock having risen. It’s understood that starting props in the English Premiership can earn as much as double to what is being offered in Wales right now, so – even with neither player not currently meeting the 25-cap threshold to play Test rugby after leaving Wales – the added financial security might dictate their future come the end of the current campaign.

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Another Cardiff player attracting clubs elsewhere is scrum-half Tomos Williams, with Gloucester understood to be interested in his services. Were he to go, he would be eligible to carry on playing for Wales.

The same goes for Josh Adams. He was linked with moves to Fran

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