Cardiff Blues have announced that Lewis Jones has signed a new contract with the region, having joined the 100 club during the 2018/19 campaign.
The 26-year-old has come through the academy system, although was released early in November 2010, only to be re-signed in the summer of 2011 after an impressive season with Pontypridd RFC that finished with him being named man-of-the-match in the WRU National Cup Final.
Since then he has gone on to make 100 Cardiff Blues appearances, bringing up the milestone at home against Lyon in the Heineken Cup back in January, scoring eight tries along the way after battling back from a serious knee injury that kept him out of action throughout much of the 2016/17 season.
Jones will be an important squad member next season as a back-up to Lloyd Williams with Tomos Williams away at the World Cup and Dane Blacker departing for Scarlets, with Jamie Hill having not made a first team appearance as of yet.
Speaking to the Cardiff Blues official website, he said, “I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract at my home region and I’m already looking forward to the new season.
“It was an honour and privilege to make my 100thappearance this season, although injuries meant it took longer than I hoped, and I am hungry for many more.
“The competition for the scrum-half jersey is intense and while I get on well with Lloyd (Williams) and Tomos (Williams), I am not satisfied as a squad player. I want to play every week and I’ll be striving to do that in every session.
“That competition for places is beneficial to all of us and we are continually driving each other on to be the best we can possibly be. We have a young and exciting squad, the majority are also home grown, and that’s really exciting for the future. I am looking forward to playing my part.”