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Rugby Union

Bath chief expecting more from departing Priestland

10th January 2019, 13:55 by Alex Jack

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder says Rhys Priestland will still play a key role this term despite him being set to depart.

The Premiership outfit have confirmed the Wales international will leave the club at the end of the current campaign and now the 32-year-old is considering his options, with a possible return to his homeland being mooted.

Blackadder feels Priestland still has an important role to play as Bath hope to make a push for the Premiership play-off places.

The Kiwi tactician told the club's official website: "Rhys has been influential, not only on the field but in his leadership off the field."

He added: "There's still a lot of rugby to play between now and the end of the season, and I have no doubt he'll play a key role in the next six months."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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