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But he missed the entire 2013 campaign, during which Wales reigned supreme once more, after rupturing his Achilles tendon in December – allowing Dan Biggar to establish himself in the side at fly-half.
Young Cardiff Blues fly-half Rhys Patchell is another bidding to grab the shirt but having seen Priestland return to Scarlets’ starting line-up in good touch, Easterby believes he will rise to the challenge.
“Rhys has got his head on this year after a rubbish season last time out,” said Easterby. “The start to the last campaign was not great when he was playing and then he got injured.
“But he has dealt with everything well and has the bit between his teeth this season. He wants to play well for us and he wants to get back into that Welsh side.
“There is a plenty of competition there, with Dan Biggar and Rhys Patchell playing well. It is a different type of challenge for Rhys because he has been used to being first choice.
“But I think it will be good and bring the best out of him.”