Cardiff Blues fly-half Ceri Sweeney agrees move to Exeter Chiefs
Last Updated: 10/03/13 10:28am
Ceri Sweeney: Joining Exeter Chiefs from Cardiff Blues
Former Wales fly-half Ceri Sweeney has agreed a move to join Exeter from Cardiff Blues at the end of the season.
Sweeney has made over 100 appearances since joining the club from Newport Gwent Dragons in 2008 and helped them to win the EDF Energy Cup in 2009 and the Amlin Challenge Cup the following year.
The 33-year-old made his debut for Wales in the 2003 Six Nations against England and also played in two World Cups, winning a total of 35 caps, the last of them coming in 2007.
"I've really enjoyed my time with the Blues, they are a fantastic club and the supporters have been outstanding," he said.
"For me, it's my home region and with the young players they have coming through the ranks, the future of the club certainly looks very bright.
"Exeter are a fantastic club and as soon as I heard they were interested in me, I was keen to talk to them and have a look around the place.
"Like a lot of people, I've watched how they have risen over the last few years and how they've made a real name for themselves, not just in the Premiership, but in Europe as well.
"It's an exciting move for me and my young family and it's a fresh challenge.
"I know it will be the first time I've played club rugby outside of Wales, but the thought of testing myself in the Premiership is something I'm really keen to do."