Davies issues Priestland backing
Gloucester boss Nigel Davies believes Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland will enjoy a long and successful career with the national side.
Priestland has come in for some criticism for his performances on Wales' summer tour of Australia, as they went down 3-0 in the Test series to the Wallabies.
The Welsh pushed the home side in all three games but just fell short of recording their first win on Australian soil since 1969.
Priestland has been criticised for his kicking from hand during the Tests and his apparent inability to control the games which Wales let slip through their fingers.
However, Davies has been impressed with the displays from the 25-year-old and believes he is the right man to wear the No.10 jersey for many seasons.
He said: "Rhys is a quality player and he will play for Wales for years to come.
"I can remember Stephen Jones and Neil Jenkins in my time - fantastic players. But you always have periods when you get a lot of stick if you are a 10.
"Rhys is having that now - he is used to it. He's done it with the Scarlets and he came through a very rough patch there and he just kicked on."