Commenting on the announcement, Cardiff Blues Chief Executive Robert Norster said "Lee has been a great asset to the Blues over the past few years. Lee has been involved with both Cardiff RFC and the Cardiff Blues for a good number of years for such a young man and we will be sad to see him go. However we would like to wish him the best of luck in pursuing his rugby career across the border".
Lee Thomas added "I have enjoyed my time with the Blues, they are a great bunch of boys and I hope to stay good friends with them. I would like to thank everyone involved with the club for all their help over the years, the fans have been great to me also and I hope to see them again if we meet in the Anglo - Welsh or Heineken Cup".