New Zealand-born Scarlets wing Johnny McNicholl has disclosed his wish to denote Wales after signing a new contract with the Llanelli-based club earlier this week. On the other hand, fans are excited to book their Rugby World Cup Tickets.
The 28-year-old’s updated deal will see him extend his stay with the club after 1st joining from the Crusaders in 2016. So, they will allow him to become eligible for the Welsh national side. Later this year’s Rugby World Cup on residency grounds.
McNicholl has scored 27 tries in 59 outings for Scarlets, with outgoing head coach Wayne Pivac. Who brought McNicholl to Llanelli, set to switch Warren Gatland as Wales head coach at the end of this years.
McNicholl has previously remained silent about the prospect of signifying his adopted nation. However, told the BBC that the chance to play international rugby for Wales and make his Welsh-born daughter honored. That was a huge reason for securing his future with Scarlets.
He said. “It was definitely a factor when me and my family were deciding to stay. If I do get that opportunity, I would be very humbled and grateful and take it with both hands. I feel like, I have brought my partner over here, we have adopted the Welsh culture. So, we lived here for 3 years and really embraced it.”
“I have got a daughter now. She’s Welsh, she was born here, she’s going to pre-school here and I feel like if I do play for Wales, I’d be doing her and her home nation proud.”
McNicholl would be following in the footsteps of fellow New Zealander Hadleigh Parkes. Who eligible for Wales through placement and has become a mainstay in the midfield since his try-scoring start-up against South Africa in 2017.
“He does and obviously he looks like he’s taken it with both hands and gone all the way there. I don’t think that’s how Wayne works. I think he’ll pick the best side that’s on the form. If I am playing well, I hope to be a part of that side.”
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