Wales and Cardiff Blues centre Jamie Robinson has agreed a two-year deal with French club Toulon and will leave the Blues at the end of the season.
After ten seasons' at Cardiff, the 23 times capped Wales international is looking forward to a fresh challenge with the ambitious Top 14 club.
"I have loved my time as a player for both Cardiff and the Blues and I'm very proud of my achievements at the Arms Park.
I feel at this point in my career that I would benefit from a new challenge and also a complete change of lifestyle and I feel moving away from Wales to Toulon can certainly offer me this." said the 23 times caps Wales international.
The 28 year-old started his professional career with Cardiff RFC in 1999 and has since amassed an impressive 47 Heineken Cup appearances for the club and subsequent region including five of the Blues' successful Heineken Cup Pool 6 campaign.
Commenting on Jamie's decision Cardiff Director of Rugby, David Young said:
"Working with and watching Jamie develop over the past seasons, I am naturally saddened that he has decided to leave particularly with such an exciting time ahead.
However, I understand his desire to experience another and very different rugby culture and on behalf of us all I wish him well with his time with his new club in France." added Young.
Before joining Toulon next summer Robinson will get an early taste of French rugby when the Blues welcome Toulouse to the millennium Stadium for their Heineken Cup quarter-final on Saturday, 11 April at 3.30 pm.
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