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Gloucester wing Louis Rees-Zammit has signalled his intention to commit his international future to Wales after admitting it is his “dream” to play for them, despite Eddie Jones offering the teenage sensation the chance to play for England.
Rees-Zammit celebrated his recent Premiership breakthrough by signing a new long-term contract with Gloucester on Monday, which will keep him at Kingsholm for the foreseeable future with his first professional deal since joining the academy last season.
His electric form in the Premiership in scoring five tries from four appearances helped earn him the Player of the Month award in December, with his purple patch also catching the eye of Jones with the Six Nations looming large at the start of next month.
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But Rees-Zammit has made it clear he has eyes for one country only, and having grown been born in Glamorgan and raised in Cardiff, he has used the contract unveiling to leave it unequivocally clear who he sees himself representing at international level.
“I am delighted that my contract at Gloucester Rugby has been further extended to a senior squad long-term contract,” said Rees-Zammit. “I love being at Gloucester Rugby and I am enjoying every second of being part of such a great squad. It’s been such an exciting year for me, and I am grateful for the support of all the staff, players and fans of Gloucester Rugby.
“My dream is to represent Wales at an international level, and I just want to keep working hard to achieve this goal, along with helping Gloucester Rugby reach our ambitions for success.”
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