Wales star Toby Faletau commits future to Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons coach Lyn Jones believes Wales will benefit from Toby Faletau's new contract with the club

Sportsbeat
By    
Toby Falateu
Wales forward Toby Faletau Photo: National Assembly For Wales

Newport Gwent Dragons coach Lyn Jones believes Wales will be among the key beneficiaries after the club secured the services of Toby Faletau until June 2016.

Faletau’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season and after a some fine performances for the British & Irish Lions this summer, as well as in helping Wales defend their Six Nations crown earlier this year, the Dragons acted quickly to tie their man down.

Dan Lydiate and Luke Charteris have both recently left the Dragons for lucrative moves to France, where a host of Wales internationals, including Mike Phillips, Jamie Roberts and James Hook, ply their trade.

And Jones was full of praise for Faletau’s commitment to the Dragons cause.

“Toby has made a good decision early on in the season, putting an end to all the speculation surrounding his future,” he said.

“Throughout discussions with Toby I have been extremely impressed with his drive and motivation, not only on a personal level but in his commitment to developing the Dragons into the best team in Wales.

“I’m looking forward to working with Toby, helping him to be the best he can be, not only for the Dragons but for Wales.”

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Have your say on Facebook

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

The Sport Review
Australian Open 2017: Rampant Rafael Nadal beats Sascha Zverev, as opportunity knocks
The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher reacts to Wayne Rooney’s equaliser in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard reacts to Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea City