Cardiff Blues announce signing of Wales winger Josh Adams from Worcester – Sportinglife.com

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Josh Adams: Wales wing to join Cardiff Blues from Worcester Warriors

NewsMore NewsSporting Life HomeCardiff Blues announce signing of Wales winger Josh Adams from WorcesterRugby UnionJosh AdamsPress Association · ColumnistLast Updated19:13 · March 19, 2019 · 2 min readCardiff Blues have announced the signing of Wales winger Josh Adams from Worcester ahead of next season.

The 23-year-old helped Wales to win the Grand Slam in the Guinness Six Nations last week and scored three tries during the tournament, including efforts against England and Scotland.

"It is great to be returning to Wales and I cannot wait to link up with Cardiff Blues next season," he said on Cardiff Blues' website.

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"It is a young and exciting squad, with a good blend of experience, which has a bright future and I'm looking forward to contributing towards that.

"I will always be grateful to Worcester Warriors for giving me the opportunity to become a professional player and I have loved my time at Sixways.

"But to play for Wales I need to play in Wales and Cardiff Blues is the best fit for me. I'm really looking forward to the next chapter at Cardiff Arms Park."

Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill is confident he can further develop his potential and match the Welsh club's own drive for success.

"It's an exciting signing for the region and demonstrates our strong rugby ambition going forward," Mulvihill said.

"Josh is a player we can build success around. He brings genuine hunger to succeed, enormous energy and the skill-set and speed to make a real difference to our group.

"Just from watching the Six Nations, you can see he's a really busy player, who makes big contributions both in attack and defence, and is a good team man.

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The 23-year-old scored three tries as Warren Gatlands team clinched the 2019 Six Nations Grand Slam.

If he had stayed in England, Adams would have fallen foul of a rule which stops players with fewer than 60 caps based outside Wales being selected.

The rule had not previously applied to Adams because he was not offered a contract in Wales before his move to Worcester from Llanelli RFC in 2015.

He is among four Wales players shortlisted for the Six Nations player of the tournament award, along with Alun Wyn Jones, Hadleigh Parkes and Liam Williams.

“It is great to be returning to Wales and I cannot wait to link up with Cardiff Blues next season,” said Adams.

“I will always be grateful to Worcester Warriors for giving me the opportunity to become a professional player and I have loved my time at Sixways.

“But to play for Wales I need to play in Wales and Cardiff Blues is the best fit for me. Im really looking forward to the next chapter at Cardiff Arms Park.”

He was the Aviva Premierships joint-top scorer in 2017-18 with 13 tries and 17 in all competitions and scooped both the Warriors Young Player and Player of the Year awards.

“In every Test hes played for Wales hes been outstanding,” Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons told BBC Sport.

“Josh is an outstanding team man and a great bloke. We will be really sorry to see him go, but understand that, as a proud Welshman, he wants to represent his country.

“We wish him all the very best and know that he will be giving everything right through to the end of the season.”

“Its an exciting signing for the region and demonstrates our strong rugby ambition going forward,” he said.

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