The Blues have signed Gavin Evans from the Scarlets to fill the void left by the departing Jamie Robinson.
The hard tackling centre has been capped once by Wales (as a sub against Pacific Islands in 2006) and has played 75 games for the Scarlets since making his debut on tour to Slovenia in 2003.
The 24-year-old has scored 11 tries for the Scarlets and came through the academy system at Stradey Park.
Speaking of the signing, Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby David Young said, "Once Gavin had made the decision to leave the Scarlets to experience a different environment, we were obviously very pleased to hear he was interested in joining the Blues."
"Although he is a young player he has gained a lot of experience during his career at the Scarlets."
"He is a player of high quality and hopefully we can help him fulfill his undoubted rugby potential at the Blues - he will be another great addition to our squad."
Full name Gavin D. Evans Date of birth July 18, 1984 (age 24) Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Weight 100kg (15 st 10 lb)
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.