And while the Welsh full-back - who won man of the series for the successful Lions last summer - is excited about the prospect of linking up with his new teammates, he admits that missing out on the chance to say farewell to
the Blues has hit him hard.
"[They're] a fantastic group of boys and I've loved my time here. I'll miss the squad massively and the fans as well who have been fantastic since I arrived here.
"When I had the injury I realised then I'd played my last game for the Blues for the next three years at least and I was gutted."