Cardiff Blues can confirm that scrum half Richie Rees will leave the region at the end of the season.
Rees joined the Blues from London Irish in 2007 helping win both the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 08/09 and the European Challenge Cup in 09/10. He has make 94 appearances for the Blues, scoring 5 tries. He won the first of his 9 Welsh caps against England in the 2010 Six Nations and scored his debut international try against Australia in the 2010 Autumn Test series.
Speaking of his decision Rees said,
“I’ve had a fantastic time at the Blues since joining in 2007 and there have been many highlights. In particular winning both the EDF Energy & Amlin Challenge cups, and the unforgettable Heineken Cup semi-final penalty shootout versus Leicester”
“Cardiff Blues are currently in a transition period and I believe now is the right time to throw myself into a new challenge. There’s a great group of boys at the Blues and I really enjoy training with them every day. I’d like to thank all of the supporters who have been great with me since joining, and Dai Young for his contribution to my career. I look forward to ending the season well with the Blues in both the Rabo & Heineken Cup!”
“I’m currently considering various options for next season and will confirm my destination in the forthcoming weeks.”