Earlier this month, it was announced that Wales and Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb will be joining Toulon next season on a three-year deal.
Initially, it was said that the 28-year-old would be able to continue his international career with Wales. A 'fair deal' had been struck between Toulon and Wales, the club said.
In the interim, Wales announced a new policy for individuals playing their rugby outside the Welsh regions. Only players with 60 caps or more will be able to play outside the county and still be eligible for Test rugby.
Speaking to BBC Sport Wales, Webb said he is heartbroken.
I don't know how long it's going to take me to get over it.
It's a joke. I'm disappointed. Representing your country means so much to me and being told I won't be able to play for them is heartbreaking.
Webb added that he signed for Toulon believing that he would still be able to play international rugby. The previous policy, called 'Gatland's Law', meant the Wales head coach could select four players from outside the Welsh regions.
I signed for Toulon on the basis if I was playing well I could still be considered. It was still such a tough decision. I felt I had to speak to the Ospreys face to face. It was heartbreaking to tell them.
No-one had told me [about the policy change]. Not even the Ospreys had mentioned in when I went to see them.
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