Blues struggling to make signings

Date published: June 18 2015

Cardiff Blues new boss Danny Wilson admits that any more recruitment ahead of next season will be difficult to pull off.

Wilson was appointed as the region's new head coach last week after joining from his role as forwards coach at Bristol.

Arriving at the club when most off-contract players have been signed up for the 2015/2016 campaign has left Wilson with few options in terms of bringing more new faces to the Welsh capital.

"This time of the year, most people are in contract so, at this moment now, the squad is as it is," Wilson told the BBC.

"I've come on board very late. Cardiff Blues have gone through a process and rightly so to make sure they've put together a squad and environment that is up to standard.

"The squad is pretty much as the squad is."

One addition made by the Blues however has been USA lock Cam Dolan, who joins after leaving Northampton Saints. Tom James, Rey Lee-Lo and Blaine Scully have all been signed with Adam Jones, Joaquín Tuculet, Lucas González Amorosino and Matthew Rees moving on.

"I'm quite excited by that signing," added Wilson.

"I've had a look, done a little bit of research and it will be very interesting for me to find out what he's capable of."