Scarlets duo heading to Cardiff Blues

Date published: April 4 2016

Cardiff Blues have bolstered their forward stocks ahead of next season with confirmation that Scarlets lock George Earle and hooker Kirby Myhill will both move to the Welsh capital.

Giant forward Earle and dynamic front rower Myhill have both put pen to paper on contracts at Cardiff Arms Park and will move from Scarlets this summer.

South African born-lock Earle – now Welsh qualified – joined Scarlets in 2012 and has made 94 appearances.

The 29-year-old has previously played for the Cheetahs in Super Rugby and Griquas, Western Province, Boland Cavaliers and the Golden Lions.

Hooker Myhill featured for Llanelli RFC before making his Scarlets debut in 2011. He has gone on to make 71 appearances for the region.

The 24-year-old is a former Wales U20 international and led his country in the 2012 U20 Six Nations and at the IRB Junior World Championships.

Earle and Myhill join Nick Williams, Matthew Morgan, Rhys Gill, Steve Shingler and Willis Halaholo as confirmed new signings for next season.

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson said: "I have worked with by George and Kirby before so I am well aware of their qualities.

"They are both good professionals who will add not only to the squad we are building here but also the environment and culture.

"George is a hard-nosed second row forward who is uncompromising and brings real physicality to any team he plays for.

"He has both Guinness PRO12 and Super Rugby experience and will be a valuable asset to our pack resources.

"Kirby is a talented player of huge potential who I feel can really develop with us.

"I worked with him at the Scarlets and as part of the Wales Under-20s, when he really impressed alongside the likes of Rob Evans and Samson Lee.

"I am sure he will be keen to take this opportunity and really push on at Cardiff Blues."