HALLAM Amos is enjoying life at 15 after swapping the Dragons for Cardiff Blues.

The 25-year-old Wales international made the move to the Arms Park last summer after eight senior seasons at Rodney Parade.

Amos has settled into life in the capital after returning from the World Cup and impressed at full-back in the festive derby clashes with his former Dragons teammates and the Scarlets.

The speedster from Monmouthshire frequently had to settle for a spot out wide last season with Jordan Williams preferred at full-back but is enjoying being in his favourite position.

"By playing 15, I tend to get my hands on the ball a little bit more, which lends itself to going into contact more, and therefore looking to offload a bit more," said Amos, who scored 36 tries in 115 Dragons appearances.

"It's always been a part of my game that's been a strength and the more touches you get then the more you can show what you can do.

"Having some games in the 15 jersey has allowed me to do that a bit more. I'd like to think it's another string to my bow.

"Over the last couple of games, it might be about how things have fallen into place and that's why there's been more offloads than usual.

"The style of rugby we play is expansive. We don't have a particularly big forwards pack, and our 9s and 10s like Tomos (Williams), Lloyd (Williams), Jarrod (Evans) and (Jason) Tovey are brilliant when the games open and are fantastic at leading that expansive game.

"As a backline, we'd like to think our strengths are there as a team and hopefully I can add something into that.

"We haven't scored that many tries, but the rugby that we've been playing has been good.

"Me and Josh (Adams, Wales wing) have come in and it can always be tough slotting in, but as we get used to each other a bit more and more accustomed to each other hopefully we'll be able to score more tries."

South Wales Argus:

Amos will be to the fore as the Blues attempt to keep their European hopes alive by upsetting the odds at Leicester on Sunday.

The region, winners of the Challenge Cup in 2018, need to avenge their loss to the Tigers at the Arms Park if they are to remain in the mix for the quarter-finals.

"It's a big old game for both teams. They're at home, and I played at Welford Road years ago for Wales under-16 and it's a great stadium," said Amos.

"But it's enjoyable and that's why we play the game. The derbies usually take on a little bit of a different aspect, and it's the same again this weekend.

"There's a bit more pressure, but hopefully we can thrive on that. They've got some key players that we'll need to contain.

"Last time out here, Ellis Genge had a great game and George Ford at 10, if he plays, is a fantastic and world class player.

"It's about keeping those type of boys under wraps while imposing our game as well."