Flanagan off to Ospreys
Fly-half ends six-year association with the Blues
Last Updated: 13/04/10 11:04am
Flanagan: Moving to the Ospreys
Cardiff Blues fly-half Dai Flanagan has agreed to switch to the Ospreys after signing a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.
The 24-year-old will make the move at the end of the season, ending his six-year association with the Blues.
Flanagan has scored 41 points in 25 appearances for the Blues, although he has largely been confined to coming off the bench.
And Flanagan, who won the Konica Minolta Cup with Pontypridd in 2006, is hoping the new challenge will see him gain more first-team action.
"I'm delighted to have signed for the Ospreys and I'm really looking forward to the challenges ahead of me," said Flanagan.
"There's real competition for places in the squad which is a good thing, I realise there are some excellent fly-halves at the region, but I'm coming to the Ospreys to prove myself.
"I've been with the Blues since 2004 so it's going to be a bit strange, it's a big change for me, but it's a challenge I'm looking forward to. I wouldn't have signed if I thought that I'm just be going to make up the numbers and wouldn't get any game time.
"It's a long season, and with the international commitments that the Ospreys have then there's plenty of opportunities for me to show what I can do. I believe in myself and the ability I have, but I really feel that with the set-up there then I can progress as a player over the next few years. "