TRANSFER: Rhys Priestland confirms Bath departure - Ruck

TRANSFER: Rhys Priestland confirms Bath departure

Cardiff Blues have confirmed the signing of Rhys Priestland on a long-term contract from Bath Rugby.

The Wales international will make the move to the capital ahead of the 2021-22 season and arrives with an abundance of experience.

Priestland has established himself as a key figure since arriving at the Rec in 2015. He has made 109 first team appearances, scoring 810 points and was the Premiership’s top point scorer last season.

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He will join Cardiff Blues in the summer to complement and compete with the existing fly-halves, while helping develop future talent.

Cardiff Blues interim Director of Rugby, Dai Young said: “It is important to have quality players competing for every position and Rhys will bring further strength and depth to our options in the number 10 jersey and drive standards.

“He brings an abundance of experience and having worked in the Premiership for so long, I am very aware of the qualities he will bring to Cardiff Blues. He is a first class goal-kicker, with a quality tactical kicking game and is a great distributor, who can run an attacking game while also sound in defence.

“He is experienced, very professional and will relish competing for a starting spot at the Arms Park while helping young players develop their all round games.”

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