Toby Faletau explains decision to sign new deal with Newport-Gwent Dragons
Toby Faletau has not ruled out a move to a French club in the future despite committing to Newport-Gwent Dragons.
Last Updated: 14/11/13 8:28am
The powerful No 8 agreed a contract extension in August which commits him to the Dragons until 2016.
Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies became the latest Wales star to move to the Top 14 earlier this week when he signed a two-year deal with Clermont Auvergne.
Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate, James Hook and Luke Charteris have already signed for French clubs, while Sam Warburton, Leigh Halfpenny and Alun-Wyn Jones have all been linked with a move across the channel when their contracts expire next summer.
But Faletau, 23, said: "I sat down with my dad and my family and we just had a chat and we thought it's not the right time to go anywhere so early on in my career.
"Hopefully, if I get the opportunity again some other time I may go then, but I will just have to see how it goes.
"I am here until 2015-16, so I will stay focused on that for now."
Faletau is expected to win his 28th international cap when Wales face Argentina in Cardiff on Saturday, and he admits the bruising 24-15 defeat to South Africa last weekend has been tough to recover from.
"That was up there with one of the most physical games I've played in, and it took its toll," Faletau added.
"We've got to recover and get ourselves ready for Argentina this weekend, which will be another physical challenge. We lost to them last year, and hopefully it will be a better result this time .
"Argentina are big brutes, so we've got to match their physicality and their forwards. I think we managed to match South Africa's physicality, but we just couldn't get enough points on the board."