Dai Young Confirms His Son Thomas Is Still Eligible For Wales

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has confirmed his son Thomas is still eligible for Wales selection.

25 year-old flanker Thomas has been hugely impressive in the Premiership in recent seasons, and won two Wales caps over the summer as they toured the Pacific Islands.

Wales’ new selection policy states that all players must have 60 caps to their name if they wish to play for the national side while playing their rugby in a different country.

Thomas Young however, will not be caught under this rule until his current contract expires in 2019, having signed it before the new selection policy was passed this week.

“Thomas is contracted until after the next World Cup, so nothing will change until then when he’ll have a decision to make,” Young told coventrytelegraph.net.
“He’s not affected by the new ruling until then, as he’s under contract here, and he signed that contract before he got in the Wales squad.
“That means he’s not a wildcard under current rules, and he’s also not captured by the new law until his current contract finishes.
“He’ll then have to decide if he wants to go home and put his hand up for Wales, or stay.
“I can’t answer for him, but I’m sure the next couple of seasons will make up his mind. That’s his call, he’s a big boy now and makes his own choices.”
Jason Hennessy

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