Harries happy with Blues move

12 July 2018 21:27:48 GMTPlus11

Cardiff Blues' new recruit Jason Harries admits that he is 'excited' to be back in Wales after signing for the club from Edinburgh recently.

The former Wales age-grade representative joined Richard Cockerill's men on a one-year deal after impressing for London Scottish in the English Championship.

Blues' head coach John Mulvihill has duly moved to bring Harries into the club and the 29-year-old is looking forward to playing for the region.

"It's an exciting time for myself," he said. "It's nice to settle in Wales, it's been a dream of mine to play in Wales so my progression is coming on nicely and it's nice to be back in Cardiff.

"It's a good place to be. Obviously, the boys are full of confidence and it's a great time to be joining them. It's going to be interesting coming into a new club, but I just want to get my head down, work really hard and put my hand up for selection."

With Cardiff winning the Challenge Cup last season, Harries admits that it will be a test to force his way into the team.

He added: "I was keeping a close eye on them and they went really well towards the end of last season. Competition for places is always really high and I think that's what puts the club and the team in a good position, so it's going to be interesting.

"Obviously, I'm a big guy but as a winger I don't want to be out on those wings and staying there, I like to go looking for the ball as much as I can."

The Blues are 50/1 to win the Pro14 Grand Final next season, with Scarlets 33/1.

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