Cardiff Blues have further strengthened the region's resources for the 2014/15 season with the signing of versatile back Geraint Walsh.
Full back Walsh - who is also comfortable playing at centre - joins Cardiff Blues after another outstanding individual campaign for Pontypridd RFC in 2013/14.
The 26-year-old was named the Principality Premiership Player-of-the-Year after a superb campaign for the league and cup winners. Walsh also collected the award for Try-of-the-Season for his effort against Llandovery in March.
Walsh - who is 5ft 11in and weighs 12st 12lbs - played for his town club Llantwit Fardre from youth to senior level before moving on to represent Llanharan.
He was a member of the team that won the 2010 British Universities Cup, while studying at Loughborough University, and also gained representative honours with Welsh Academicals.
Walsh, who joined Pontypridd in 2012, has also enjoyed a playing spell overseas with the Western Pioneers in the Auckland province in 2011.
He said: "I'm really pleased to get the opportunity to go into the professional environment at Cardiff Blues. At 26 I am determined to take the chance and show I can perform at this level.
"I know a number of the boys that Cardiff Blues have signed over the last few years so there will be familiar faces that will help me settle in.
"The plan is to keep the form from last season going and kick on again. I was really pleased with how I went last year, but I feel I can only benefit from being with the Blues and the players around me pushing up standards.
Supporters are urged not to delay and join us for our big Boxing Day fixture with Newport Gwent Dragons in the Guinness PRO12 - with tickets selling fast for the huge game at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park!
Supporters who have purchased tickets and are travelling to the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) are advised that some seating has now been changed for this fixture.
Supporters are advised that we will selling tickets right up until kick-off for the big home European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with London Irish - so don't miss all the action this Saturday at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Blues Rugby Camps will be back this February to given children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment and get the ideal Christmas gift for the aspiring young rugby player in your life!