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WALES Under-20s Grand Slam hero Rhun Williams will be with Cardiff Blues from next season.

The 18-year-old full-back, who was one of the shining lights of the Six Nations clean-sweep, has signed an academy contract with the Arms Park outfit.

He started all five matches during the Grand Slam campaign, catching the eye with his rangy running and the way he straightens the line and draws the man, playing a key part in a couple of tries.

Born in Bangor, this young north Walian talent came up through the ranks with Caernarfon RFC, having attended the town's Ysgol Uwchradd Brynrefail.

He progressed to RGC 104 and has played his part this season as the Colwyn Bay-based club have been pushing for promotion from the Championship to the Premiership.

Previously capped by Wales at U18s level, he's currently doing a sports science course at Bangor University.

Williams had an outing for the Blues Premiership Select against the Ospreys Select at the Arms Park in November and could have a big future ahead of him with the region.

"I'm very happy to have signed for Cardiff Blues," he said.

"It's a big opportunity for me to continue to develop as a player in a professional and elite environment, which is what I've come through in RGC with both their facilities and their pathway.

"I'm looking forward to the future and what it holds for me. You only need to look at some of the players in the senior ranks at Cardiff Blues who I can look to as an inspiration."

Williams will add further to the Blues resources at full-back, with Dan Fish and new recruit from Bristol, Matthew Morgan, set to be vying for the position from the start of next season.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 8, 2016
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