Jason Harries will balance Blue and Black with the commercial world as he transitions to life after rugby.
The wing left Cardiff Rugby at the end of last season but has now begun a new role within the club’s commercial department and has signed a semi-professional deal with Cardiff RFC.
During a memorable five seasons with the first team squad, the 6’3’ powerhouse made 58 appearances, scoring 13 tries in the process.
Harries has now taken on the role of Business Development Manager at the club and will combine his day job with playing duties for the Rags.
The 34-year-old said: “I’m really pleased to begin my transition from the world of professional sport to life after rugby with this opportunity within the commercial team.
“I’m now in my second month and I’m thoroughly enjoying the challenge. It’s obviously very different to training with the boys but the off-field team are equally important and share a huge amount of passion for the club.
“They have been very welcoming while working with key partners and potential new sponsors has been exciting, challenging and insightful.
“I am also really looking forward to continuing to play for the Rags. It is something I have enjoyed in the past, playing a part in the league success of 2021-23, and am passionate about.
“Cardiff Rugby have always been fantastic with me so I am delighted to repay that loyalty. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to bring my experience from the professional game to help develop and bring through some of the younger boys.”
Harries previously enjoyed stints playing for Edinburgh, London Scottish and Wales Sevens but prior to that worked for two years as an insurance broker.
Cardiff Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Rhys Blumberg said: “It has been great to welcome Jason into the off field team at the Arms Park and he has settled in really well.
“He has always been a very professional, personable and engaging, so I have no doubt he will continue to grow as a valuable asset within the team.
“It is also a great example of the club supporting players’ professional development and transition into the business world.”