Aviva Premiership: Exeter confirm Tom James rejoining former club Cardiff Blues in 2015
Last Updated: 20/12/14 12:49pm
Exeter have confirmed Tom James will head back to former club Cardiff Blues at the end of the season.
The Wales wing, who joined the Chiefs in the summer of 2013 from the Blues, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal to rejoin his former region.
James has made 28 appearances to date for the Aviva Premiership club, scoring five tries, the latest of which came in Exeter's recent European Challenge Cup win at home to La Rochelle.
I can't speak highly enough of the club and how they have helped to improve me as a player
"I've enjoyed my time at the Chiefs, making not only a lot of good friends, but a lot of memories as well," said James. "I can't speak highly enough of the club and how they have helped to improve me as a player.
"Although I'm leaving at the end of the season, I know I still have a big role to play this season with the Chiefs. We're going well in the league and also in the two cups - and I want to make sure I do my best to help them achieve their goals."
Rhymney-born James first joined Cardiff in 2006 and went onto establish himself as a key member of the Blues squad during his first stint at the Arms Park, where he amassed over 100 appearances, scoring 195 points and won all 10 of his international caps.
James added: "Obviously I'll miss everyone associated with the Chiefs - and that includes the supporters - who have been brilliant with me from day one. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but I have a huge affinity with the Blues and at this stage of my career it's a good move for me."