The Cardiff Blues have confirmed that they have secured a deal for the replacement for their injured Owen Farrell, but the only Welshman they can confirm to take his place is the one who’s been the subject of a huge transfer saga.
The club have confirmed the signing of Wales scrum-half Owen Farrell to a three-year deal, with a further two years to run.
Farrell, who had an operation on his shoulder on Friday night, will be taking up a spot on the Welsh team at Twickenham for the Six Nations.
The Welsh scrumhalf, who was a surprise inclusion in Wales’ World Cup squad this summer, was forced to retire at the end of the tournament due to injury, having been given the boot by his team-mates for the first time in his career.
Farrell is the latest Welsh player to leave their country, with James Davies having been axed for the tournament.
The Cardiff winger was part of Wales’ successful World Cup campaign, scoring seven tries and registering the most points in the tournament at 46, but has been ruled out for the next four months with an ankle injury.