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Filise begins life after rugby with Dragon Signs

3rd July 2018

Cardiff Blues legend Taufa'ao Filise may have retired but he will still be a regular at the Arms Park after joining the team at Dragon Signs.

The Tongan tight-head, who retired at the end of last season having made 255 appearances for the region, has secured a one month trial working with the signage company.
Dragon Signs have been a partner of Cardiff Blues since  2012 both sponsoring the region and signage and branding around the famous Arms Park.
And they are delighted to sign the popular 41-year-old, who joined Cardiff Blues in 2005.
Dragon Signs managing director Rhys Harrington said: “We have been involved with Cardiff Blues for 6 years now and have seen at first hand the massive contribution Fa’ao has made both in terms of rugby and to the wider community.
“We are delighted to support Fa’ao with this opportunity as he takes his next step in life after rugby and hope it is the start of a long association.
“We are proud to work so closely with the Blues and now their longest serving player.”
The Welsh Rugby Players’ Association played a key role in facilitating the employment and Filise is now looking forward to his first day.
He added: “I am very grateful to the guys at Cardiff Blues, Phil from the WRPA and Rhys Harrington for giving me this opportunity.
“It is always difficult taking that step from playing rugby to life after rugby and this gives me security and a foot in the door for potentially a long-term career.
“I loved every minute of playing for Cardiff Blues and I’m now looking forward to working with one of their sponsors.”
Filise will combine his new job at Dragon Signs with a match-day role at Cardiff Blues.