WARRIORS fly-half Luke Scully is to join Guinness Pro-14 team Cardiff Blues for the 2020-21 season.

Scully, who made his Wales under 20s debut against Italy in Colwyn Bay last week, joined the Three Pears Warriors Academy from Neath Port Talbot College in the summer of 2018.

He has impressed playing for Cavaliers in the Premiership Rugby Shield this season.

But as a non-English Qualified Player Neath-born Scully, who turns 20 on February 28, has struggled for first-team opportunities and now decided to return to Wales.

“We are extremely sorry to see Luke go, however, him not being an English Qualified Player was severely restricting his game time within the senior squad,” said Warriors academy manager Mike Hall.

“He would have been involved in several of the recent European Challenge Cup games but his lack of EQP status meant he missed out.

“For Luke to develop he needs to be gaining these opportunities to move his game forward.

"We are therefore delighted that he has managed to secure a deal with Cardiff Blues which will help him to gain this exposure.

“All of the staff and players here at Warriors will watch his career progression with great interest.

“We cannot speak highly enough of Luke as a character and team member.

"He has been absolutely first-class in every aspect of his approach to being a part of the Warriors’ family.

"We wish him all the very best.”