UPDATE | The Ross Moriarty transfer saga latest - Ruck

UPDATE | The Ross Moriarty transfer saga latest

Chairman of Pro14 side Dragons David Buttress has revealed he is confident the club will keep hold of star forward Ross Moriarty despite significant interest from elsewhere. 

The Wales international is out of contract at the end of the season and are in demand with Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs and host of French Top clubs linked with the big ball carrier.

Speaking to the Western Telegraph, Buttress said: “We are working on Ross and he wants to stay,” said Buttress at a presentation to supporters. “He has been very overt and behind the scenes he has been unbelievably positive and passionate (about the Dragons).

“He wants to stay, there is no doubt about that and I am confident where Ross’ head is at. Ross is a top-quality player so I am sure he has other offers but I am confident that he wants to stay, so let’s see if we can make that happen.”

Tigers have distanced themselves from Moriarty this week with head coach Geordan Murphy telling BBC Radio Leicester: “Certainly the back row is an area we are looking at.

“We’re having conversations across the world of rugby, I haven’t had any conversations with Ross and I’m not sure we could afford him even if we have.”