Scott Andrews makes it a dozen seasons as a Cardiff Blue

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Scott Andrews will extend his Cardiff Blues career into a 12th season after signing a new contract to stay at the Arms Park.

The 29-year-old made his first team debut in the then Pro12 in April 2009, coming off the bench against Ulster, and has gone on to clock up 167 appearances in all competitions, as well as play six times for Bath during a loan spell last season.

Andrews is an academy graduate at the club, and played mostly for Glamorgan Wanderers on his way through the development pathway, although has also appeared for Cardiff and Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership.

He also has 14 Wales caps to his name, the most recent of which was won against South Africa during the 2017 Autumn Internationals.

As well as making 17 starts last season, he has also taken on the responsibility of being head coach of the Cardiff Blues U16s development squad as he looks to expand his horizons outside of playing.

Scott Andrews Cardiff Blues U16
Scott Andrews has done a lot of age grade coaching

Andrews will compete with Dmitri Arhip, Dillon Lewis and Kieron Assiratti for a spot at tighthead next year, as well as youngsters Will Davies-King and Ben Warren.

Speaking to the Cardiff Blues official website, he said “I’m really looking forward to the next few years at Cardiff Blues. I’ve been here for more than 10 years and had so many great experiences.

“Unfortunately, we have lost some experience recently, but we have a very good group of quality, young players, who are the future of the region. With that we have a good compliment of players who possess a wealth of regional and international experience.

“These are the guys who will drive the region forward and I’m looking forward to playing my part in it over the coming years.”

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