Cardiff Blues have further bolstered their front row resources by signing Irish-qualified Ulster hooker Andy Kyriacou on a two year contract ahead of the new season.
Kyriacou began his career with Sale and Leeds, before spending five seasons at Saracens after signing in 2004. He also enjoyed a loan spell with Munster during the 2006/07 season. He moved from Saracens to Ulster in the pre-season of 2009/10.
Kyriacou has representative honours at Under-21 level for England but was called into the Ireland A squad for the game against Tonga in November 2009.
His accurate line-out throwing and mobility around the park make him a valuable asset to any squad.
Speaking of the signing Cardiff Blues forwards coach, Justin Burnell, said: "Andy has played a lot of rugby for Ulster in the Pro12 and I'm sure he's learnt a hell of a lot from one of the best hookers in Europe, at present, Rory Best. So he will be a good addition to our options at hooker.
"He is signed on two year contracts and further strengthens our front row following the news of the signing of Campese Ma'afu from Australia," he said.
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