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The 23-year-old has been in fine form all season and scored a sensational try in the Scarlets’ thrilling Heineken Cup match against Perpignan.
And Lyons believes it won’t be long until Priestland, who also plays at full-back, is challenging Jones for the No.10 shirt for club and country.
“Rhys is one of the most talented players I have played with, even when I include those in Australia,” said Lyons who has played alongside the likes of Matt Giteau in his stellar career.
“He has immense potential and I can’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be in the Wales squad.
“Rhys has great vision and plays what’s in front of him, which is something I’ve found is not natural with a lot of Welsh backs.
“His all-round game is good and he hasn’t had a bad performance all season.
“We’ve got a lot of young blokes in our squad and, like them, he had to learn the hard way.
“But Rhys hasn’t had a bad performance all year. It’s great to have two top-quality outside-halves in our squad in Rhys and Stephen Jones.”