ANOTHER influential RGC squad member has secured a high-profile move away from the club.

Back rower Tim Grey has penned a short-term deal with Cardiff Blues, with the contract believed to cover their upcoming Celtic Cup campaign.

The powerful forward, aged 23, has been training with the region throughout the pre-season so far and coaching staff are watching his progress closely both during the sessions and in a competitive environment with Cardiff Blues A.

Grey is a produce of the Llandudno Rugby Club youth system after moving to the area from Yorkshire, standing out considerably before eventually earning a place within the RGC Academy system.

He was named in the Wales U20 squad for the U20 Six Nations in 2016 alongside former Gogs’ star Rhun Williams, and he is set to compete with the likes of James Botham, Alun Lawrence and Ioan Rhys Davies for Cardiff Blues A game time.

The news comes as another blow to the Gogs’ preparations for the upcoming Indigo Group Premiership campaign, with the club still without a head coach and general manager following the departures of Mark Jones and Sion Jones.

Front row star Sam Wainwright has left after securing a move to English Premiership side Saracens, with skipper Evan Yardley returning to South Wales with top-flight runners-up Cardiff.

Another notable departure is that of Sam Jones, who has ended a long association with RGC that began as a 16-year-old following his arrival at triple Premiership champions Merthyr.

News regarding a new head coach, pre-season schedule and player signings are expected to be announced in the coming days to a fanbase that is growing increasingly frustrated by off-season developments.