Blaine Scully: Cardiff Blues sign USA back from Leicester

Blaine Scully has won 21 caps for the USA
Blaine Scully has won 21 caps for the United States

Cardiff Blues have signed USA international back Blaine Scully from Leicester for next season.

The 27-year-old, capped 21 times by the Eagles, joined the Tigers in 2013 after impressing on a trial at Welford Road.

The 6ft 4in Scully, who can play wing or full-back, has appeared 14 times for Leicester so far this season, scoring two tries.

"I am beyond excited for the opportunity to join Cardiff Blues and the new challenge," Scully said.

"I would like to thank the entire Leicester Tigers organisation: players, coaches, staff and fans. I have had a wonderful two seasons there and will always have a special fondness for Welford Road.

"I will leave the club a better player, man and with mutual good will. I have made many lasting friendships and wish them all the best in the future."

Billy Millard, head of elite performance at Cardiff Blues, said: "Blaine is a fantastic acquisition and we're all excited about him joining us next season, following his expected involvement with the USA at the Rugby World Cup.

"Blaine is a determined, courageous and talented player who will add real attacking options to our back line. He is a powerful runner with a strong skill-set in the air, is strong defensively and knows how to score tries.

"I was lucky to work with Blaine during my time with USA Rugby and so know the tremendous attitude, enthusiasm and professionalism he will bring with him to Cardiff Blues. He is a class act on and off the field."

Scully is joining Blues on a "long-term deal", according to the Welsh region.

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