Newport Gwent Dragons forward Toby Faletau is to meet with the team's coach Lyn Jones to discuss his future.

The 22-year-old has just one year remaining on his current contract, and it is unclear whether he will choose to stay at Rodney Parade or move elsewhere.

Jones, who was appointed by the Dragons in June, thinks the British and Irish Lions' player's final decision will depend on finances.

He told BBC Sport: "It depends what his motivation is.

"I met Toby on one occasion and he is very passionate about Gwent rugby and that's nice to hear.

"It depends on your personality type and Toby is a shy character and he is very at home here in Gwent.

"I will look forward to meeting with him next week to push things forward a little bit."

Having already lost flanker Dan Lydiate to Racing Metro this summer, Jones will be determined not to lose another important player as they look to improve on a disappointing 11th place finish last season in the Pro12.

Jones thinks that the club can develop Faletau's talents, and that he will have a better international career if he stays in Wales.

"It's important that Toby is happy with myself and the coaching set-up, and as long as he's happy that we have an environment here that can satisfy him and improve him, I think that's important," Jones said.

"One thing with staying in Wales is that the regions will look after their players and make sure their game-time at a young age is reduced so that their ability to perform at a higher level is more consistent and for a longer period."

Faletau has made 58 appearances for the Dragons since making his debut in November 2009, and has made 26 appearances for Wales.


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