Cardiff Blues have continued building for the future by securing the services of Dragons’ Hallam Amos.
The 24-year-old, who won his 19th cap for Wales against Italy in the 2019 Six Nations title-winning campaign, made more than 100 appearances for Dragons.
Amos said: “I’ve been involved in the Dragons set-up for a decade and I’m so thankful to them for giving me my first opportunity as a professional.
“They have been brilliant in allowing me to combine rugby and my medical studies and I will leave Rodney Parade with life-long friends.
“But I’m getting to the stage of my career, especially with my degree nearing its end, where I will benefit from a fresh environment and what John Mulvihill and Cardiff are doing is fantastic.
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“I love playing on that Arms Park pitch. It creates a fast game and with the players Cardiff have and are signing, we can play a really open and high-paced game which is exciting for both players and supporters.
“The strength and depth in the back three and competition for places will help me take my game to the next level. It’s already such a strong area and I have already played with the likes of Matthew Morgan, Jason Harries and Aled Summerhill, while I know Owen Lane.
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“It’s a really exciting time for the Blues and I’m looking forward to getting into the environment and contributing to the future success of the region.”
Amos, who is in the sixth year of his medicine studies at Cardiff University, is equally adept at full-back and wing, and can also play in the centre.
Head coach Mulvihill believes he will prove to be an invaluable asset. “Hallam is a hugely impressive man and a very talented wing and full-back who will really thrive within our competitive environment,” he said.
“I’ve been impressed with his professionalism and diligence to combine his rugby with his medical studies and he will be a big asset for us both on and off the field. He sets high standards and will be a big influence on the players around him.
“We’re really looking forward to him being involved in our environment and the development of our attacking and winning style of rugby.
“It gives us real strength and depth and a competitive edge in our back three. The signing of Josh Adams and now Hallam will bolster and really complement our already exciting back three.”
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