Exeter's only major summer signing ahead of the 2018/19 season, Alex Cuthbert joined the Chiefs after seven years playing in the Welsh capital with Cardiff Blues.
Capped 47 times by Wales and a British & Irish Lions tourist in 2013, the imposing winger signed a three-year contract with the Devon club.
His move to the Premiership effectively meant his international aspirations were put on hold, but the player himself said he was 'excited' by the challenges that lay ahead.
Commenting on his move to the Chiefs, Cuthbert said: “I’m very excited about the move. I’ve played all of my rugby in Wales and I’ve enjoyed some fantastic times over the years, but I feel I’m at a stage in my career where I have to try something different and the challenge of going to Exeter and trying to prove myself in a new environment at the Chiefs is something that really appeals to me."
Cuthbert first started playing rugby during his seven years of studying at Newent Community School playing club rugby for Hucclecote RFC and Westbury-on-Severn RFC, before later moving on to Hartpury College.
Studies took the Gloucester-born back to UWIC, where he played for both the college and Cardiff RFC. It was there he was noticed by Wales Sevens coach Paul John and as a result he pled for them in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 IRB Sevens World Series and 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The talented winger came to wider attention in 2011 with the Cardiff Blues. As an attacking threat he underlined his credentials during the region's Heineken Cup campaign - scoring a brace as they secured a quarter-final berth with victory over Racing Metro
Wales' senior management were quick to take notice and he made his debut in their December international against Australia.There he replaced George North in the second-half, but it was the slot vacated by the retired Shane Williams that became his for the opening game of the 2012 Six Nations.
Cuthbert featured in the starting line-up in all five games of Wales' 2012 Six Nations Championship. He scored the opening try for Wales during their 27-13 victory over Scotland, then scored the second try of Wales' convincing 24-3 win over Italy in the penultimate round of the tournament.
He was awarded man of the match for this performance. Cuthbert scored the only try in the final game of Wales' Six Nations campaign of 2012, against France, helping them to win the Grand Slam for the third time in eight seasons.
In the Autumn internationals of 2012 against Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia, Cuthbert was selected to play in each game. During the game against New Zealand, he scored the second Welsh try.
After his two tries scored for Wales against England in the title decider of the 2013 Six Nations Championship, he was selected to tour Australia with the Lions.
- Minutes Played545
- Conversions Missed0
- Penalty Goals0
- Penalty Goals Missed0
- Drop Goals0
- Drop Goals Missed0
- Metres Gained417
- Average Gain5.79
- Clean Breaks10
- Defenders Beaten27
- Try Assists1
- Kicks In Play1
- Tackles Missed11
- Turnovers Won6
- Turnovers Conceded10
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