7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
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Speaking about the latest move the 34-year old said
"It's a great opportunity for me to join a team that is certainly on the up after their performances last season. It's an exciting time to join the Blues as they move to the new stadium. They are probably the best supported team in Wales and had a huge amount of support last season in their Heineken Cup matches.
The former Scarlets captain parted company with the region after a long absence due injury and has revealed his desire to get back on the field and into contention for the national side.
"I'm hungry to get back on the field and can't wait for the season to start It's an exciting time for me, and I still have the desire to play for Wales and am totally motivated.." said the former Lions.
In other player news the Blues also announced the arrival of Canterbury Crusaders and All Black centre Casey Laulala.
The Heineken Cup fixtures will be announced on Thursday, 23 July 2009 at 12.00.