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Bristol wing Edwards signs on loan

First Team News | 3rd February 2020

Cardiff Blues have boosted their back-three resources with the signing of Bristol Bears wing Ryan Edwards for the remainder of the season.

Edwards, who enjoyed a short spell at Wales’ Capital Region in 2018, arrives with immediate effect to ease concerns in an injury-struck back three.

The Blues are currently without Owen Lane, Hallam Amos, Matthew Morgan, Aled Summerhill and Harri Millard, while Josh Adams remains on Wales duty.

Edwards, who was born in Newport and came through the Dragons academy before studying in Bristol, has a wealth of experience for the Bears. He has made 82 appearances over eight seasons for the English club.

And he will now bolster the Blues as they approach a crucial period in the Guinness PRO14 season.

Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill said: “We’ll get Hallam and hopefully Aled back within the next few weeks but we’re still a bit light in the back three and Ryan gives us a little bit more depth there.

“He is an accomplished and experienced player, who is fast, deceptively strong and abrasive. We look forward to welcoming him back to our set-up this week and he will be available for selection against Connacht.”

Edwards will link up with Cardiff Blues tomorrow as they begin preparations for their trip to Galway on February 15.