Rhys Webb unlikely to play for Toulon again - Bernard Lemaitre

Rhys Webb has played 31 Tests for Wales
Rhys Webb has played 31 Tests for Wales

Toulon owner Bernard Lemaitre has slammed Wales international Rhys Webb for his 'dishonest attitude' after the scrum-half's decision to exit the club at the end of the ongoing season.

Webb switched from Ospreys to Toulon in 2018 after signing a three-year contract but was released from his final year contract for family reasons.

The 31-year-old's move back to Ospreys has also revived his chances of representing Wales with the Welsh Rugby Union also confirming that Webb is eligible to represent the national side as early as the Six Nations tournament in February but Lemaitre expressed unhappiness on the former Wales Under 20 star.

“His family is back in Wales, it’s difficult for him,” he told Sud Radio in France.

“We made beach-sized amounts of time for him to go back and see them. Rhys asked us to free him from the final year of his contract and we accepted.

“All of a sudden we learn he has already signed for the Ospreys and his agent had already negotiated with the Welsh union that he can be selected. It’s a dishonest attitude.

“It takes us to a situation where I think Rhys Webb will not play in the Toulon shirt again. The adventure will be cut short.”

Webb was left out of the matchday squad of Toulon in the recently concluded Top 14 clash against Castres which they went on to win 43-3.

Webb has played 31 Tests for Wales since his debut in 2012 and has also represented the British and Irish Lions two times during the tour of New Zealand which ended in a draw.


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