It is being reported that Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert’s long rumoured move to the Premiership is now a done deal.
Neil Fisler in the Rugby Paper is reporting that the Cardiff wing is set to join Exeter Chiefs for the 2018/19, bringing to an end a seven year career with the Blues.
It is reported that he is set to sign a two year deal with the Chiefs.
It could also bring to an end his career with Wales. The 6’6, 106kg wing will be 28 when he joins and with 47 Wales caps to his name, he will not be eligible to play for his country under the new Senior Player Selection Policy (SPSP).
Cuthbert has fallen down the pecking order under Warren Gatland, and the move to Exeter could signal the end of his career, saving for a comeback in his thirties.
Cuthbert took up rugby at Hartpury College at the age of 16 after previously spending his time playing football and show jumping.
According to the Cardiff Blues website he was first spotted by Wales playing for a Marauders Sevens team in the Middlesex Sevens and would go on to play for Wales on the World Rugby Sevens circuit.
Cuthbert became a key figure for Cardiff Blues since his try-scoring debut against Benetton Treviso in 2011. A matter of months after his regional debut, the wing would make his bow on the international scene, as a replacement against Australia.
Cuthbert was named Cardiff Blues’ Player of the Season in 2013.
A prolific try scorer, Cuthbert scored the Six Nations clinching tries in Wales’ 2012 and 2013 campaigns, and was awarded with a place in the British and Irish Lions squad for the 2013 tour of Australia, where he would score a try in the first try.
Cuthbert has made 112 appearances and has scored 45 tries for the Blues.
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