Cardiff Blues have followed up yesterday’s signing of Josh Adams, with the announcement that fellow Wales back three international Hallam Amos is set to join from Dragons this summer.
The 24-year-old has been at the Dragons his whole career so far, making his debut back in October 2011, and was for a short time the youngest player to have played regional rugby in Wales.
2012/13 saw Amos really start to make a name for himself, making 14 appearances in all competitions, and he has since gone on to make a total of 111 appearances for the Dragons, scoring 35 tries in the process.
He would go on to makes his Wales debut in November 2013, becoming a regular member of the matchday squad for the 2015 World Cup and through to the end of 2017, but has only made a substitute appearance against Italy since last June, with a total of 19 caps so far.
Injuries have also impacted on his ability to play for the Dragons, with only 34 games to his name in the last three years, which may be a concern for supporters as Amos comes to play on the artificial pitch of the Arms Park.
However Amos, who is a student at the Cardiff University School of Medicine, is excited about the move, telling the official Cardiff Blues website, “I’ve been involved in the Dragons set-up for a decade and I am 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 lifelong friends.
“But I am 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 Blues are doing is fantastic.
“I love playing on that Arms Park pitch, it creates a fast game and with the players Cardiff Blues 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 is 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.
“It’s a really exciting time for the Blues and I am looking forward to getting into the environment and contributing to the future success of the region.”