Robinson agrees Toulon deal
Wales centre heading to France
Last Updated: 05/03/09 8:56am
Robinson: Joining Toulon
Cardiff and Wales centre Jamie Robinson is set to join the French revolution by signing for Toulon.
The 28-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Top 14 side - following a number of top players from Britain across the Channel.
And Robinson, who has spent 10 seasons at the Arms Park, admits that it will be hard to leave Cardiff after his long association with the club.
"This has been the most difficult decision I've had to make in my life so far," Robinson told the club's official website.
"I have loved my time at the Arms Park and I'm very proud of my achievements here.
"I feel at this point in my career that I would benefit from a new challenge and also a complete change of lifestyle and I feel moving away from Wales that Toulon can certainly offer me this.
"I'm eternally grateful for the support both Cardiff RFC and the Cardiff Blues have given me over the last eleven seasons and also the fantastic support of the fans at the Arms Park.
"I have loved my time as both a player for Cardiff and the Blues and I'm very proud of my achievements at the Arms Park.
"I grew up in Cardiff, played for both Cardiff Schools Rugby and Cardiff Youth, graduated from the University of Glamorgan and have never experienced club rugby outside of Cardiff.
"The Cardiff Blues is a great region and one that is really moving forward, both on and off the field, and choosing to leave now has been a huge decision for me and I wish the region the very best for the future and I will remain an avid supporter."