sport news Rhys Webb says desire to play for Wales 'never left my belly'

'The hunger to get back in the Welsh jersey never left my belly': Rhys Webb reveals how a trip to the Principality Stadium made him realise it was time to come home after stint in France Rhys Webb says hunger to play for Wales kicked in after a recent visit home Webb revealed the pull of Wales dressing room and his family lured him back The 31-year-old says he now wants to nail down No 9 jersey for Bath and Wales

By Nik Simon For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:31 GMT, 29 February 2020 | Updated: 09:50 GMT, 1 March 2020

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It was during a visit to the Principality Stadium to watch Wales play the Barbarians last November when Rhys Webb realised it was time to come home from France.

Two months later, the scrum-half had agreed a move back to the Ospreys, via Bath where he has signed a short-term contract for the remainder of the season. 'That hunger to get back in the Welsh jersey never left my belly but it really kicked in when I went back to the Principality,' said Webb.

'When the anthems came around it really hit home how much I missed it. From that point I just thought, 'God, I'd really love to be back with the lads.'

Wales' Rhys Webb says he never lost his desire to play for his country again after making return

Wales' Rhys Webb says he never lost his desire to play for his country again after making return

Webb says a recent visit home made him realise how much he missed playing for country

Webb says a recent visit home made him realise how much he missed playing for country

Webb has spent the last two years playing in France for Toulon which halted his Wales career

Webb has spent the last two years playing in France for Toulon which halted his Wales career

'That was a big pull… and so was

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