Cardiff Blues have agreed for centre Marc Stcherbina to join Newport Gwent Dragons on a loan agreement with immediate effect.
Cardiff Blues Chief Executive, Robert Norster said:
"This move is a logical arrangement for all parties. The Dragons approached us as they were seeking an experienced first team centre and asked whether we would consider their request.
"Following what was an extended period of injury last season, Marc is now fully fit and will be able to achieve more game time at the Dragons for the coming season.
"Marc has always been a very popular figure here and all at the Cardiff Blues wish him well for his time at Rodney Parade."
Australian born Stcherbina joined Cardiff Blues from Northampton Saints in 2005 and won his Blues cap after playing 52 times for the region. Unfortunately Marc spent most of last season recovering from a shoulder operation sustained in September last year.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.