**Even before the Guinness PRO14 season was brought to a standstill, Cardiff Blues found themselves in the unwanted position of second from bottom in Conference B.** \n\nWith 13 games played and only six wins, the 2019/20 campaign had been decidedly mixed for John Mulvihill’s men as they faced an uphill battle to secure a Final Series spot. \n\nBut the Blues will be feeling much rosier about their future prospects upon the restart of the season in August thanks to the arrival of a familiar face at Arms Park in the meantime. \n\nWales loosehead prop Rhys Carre has rejoined the club after leaving the capital region last summer to join European and English Premiership champions Saracens. \n\nThe 22-year-old’s long-term return to the Blues is a significant coup for the region, especially as he will be eligible for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign when it resumes. \n\nWith both the Blues and Carre having a point to prove, the pairing looks like a match made in heaven and could well provide the Arms Park outfit with a much-needed shot in the arm. \n\n# **International recognition** \n\nA former Corpus Christi and Cowbridge Comprehensive pupil, Carre was already making waves in Welsh rugby as one of the country’s brightest young talents before departing for Saracens. \n\nHe won honours for Wales at U18s level before graduating to the U20s, impressing in both the six Nations and the World Cup as well as representing Cardiff’s academy team.