Gill returns to Wales with Blues

Date published: January 27 2016

The Cardiff Blues will welcome the return of Welsh international Rhys Gill to his former club from next season.

The prop has spent the last six seasons with Saracens and will finally return to the land of his birth after signing a contract with the Blues, who he last ran out for in 2008.

Rhys revealed that he has ambitions to wear the Welsh jersey once more. 

"It's exciting to be coming back home for a new challenge in my career," the 29-year-old told the club's official website.

"I also have strong Wales ambitions that I want to fulfil and I feel playing well for Cardiff Blues can help me achieve that aim.

"I've been lucky enough to see Cardiff Blues play firsthand this season and they're already a different side to the team that started the season. It's exciting to see the plans for the future.

"I've had a great time at Saracens; it's a brilliant club and I've loved the atmosphere and environment. We've had some success and I want to play a big role the rest of this season."

Meanwhile, Blues head coach Danny Wilson is excited to have the experienced prop back in the fold.

"We are thrilled to sign Rhys Gill and that an ex-Cardiff Blues player is now coming home to his region," he said.

"He has had a very successful six years at Saracens where he has won trophies and experienced being part of one of the top environments in English rugby.

"Rhys has been a regular in the Saracens squad and he will bring a lot to us, both inside and outside of the set piece."