Ross Moriarty’s Future Unclear As Club Outbid WRU’s National Contract Offer

Bidding war.

Ross Moriarty’s move to the Dragons is in doubt after Wales boss Warren Gatland revealed that the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have been bid outbid by another party for the forward’s signature.

The Lions back-row looks likely to leave Gloucester after recent comments on Twitter, with Moriarty stating he didn’t realise he had to ‘ask’ for a new contract, after head coach Johan Ackermaan said the Wales international is yet to approach him over a new deal.

A deal with the Dragons was believe to be all but done, but Gatland’s latest comments have cast doubt on the deal, with the Dragons owned by the WRU.

“With Ross Moriarty, I haven’t spoken to him.” Gatland said
“I can guarantee you there has been no influence from the Union.
“We made him an offer of a national dual contract that we felt was a reasonable figure, someone else has come in prepared to pay more money from their personal point of view.
“All the regions are on a salary cap, they can’t go over that salary cap, there has been no influence from the union in terms of a decision.”

Moriarty must sign with a Welsh region next season if we want to continue his international career under the new directives.

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