Moriarty on the move next year
ROSS Moriarty has rejected the offer of a new contract from Gloucester but will still be seeing out the final year of his contract.
The St Helens-born flanker wants to assess what options he has towards the end of next season, closing the door on an immediate future in Wales.
The 22-year-old son of former cross code international Paul, is the No1 name on Warren Gatland’s shopping list of players he wants to see return to Wales.
The WRU are prepared to make him the highest paid player in Wales and he would be on significantly more than the £350,000 earned by Sam Warburton.
Gatland faces a fight for Moriarty’s services as he is expected to be in much demand from Premiership clubs who will be able to better any offers he is made via the WRU.
Gloucester are keen for Moriarty to stay with them while rival Premiership clubs will have to wait until the New Year before they can offer him a contract.