Cardiff Blues back-rower Josh Navidi has signed a new contract with the club, pledging to stay at the Arms Park for the next four years.
Navidi, who turned 29 the day before New Year’s Eve, only signed another new contract last season but has put pen-to-paper on new terms that will keep him in the capital until at least 2024.
It will take him towards 15 years as a Cardiff Blues player after making his debut against Leinster in 2009. To-date he has made 171 appearances, scoring 21 tries, as he has made himself a cult hero at the Arms Park with his trademark dreadlocks.
In recent years he has stepped up from the club game to establish himself as a top player on the international scene too, winning 23 caps so far and playing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Speaking to the Cardiff Blues official website, Navidi said, “I’m delighted to sign a new four-year deal at Cardiff Blues. This is my home team, I have played all of my professional rugby here and playing here has got me to where I am today.
“I am really grateful to have the opportunity continue my time here and I’m hugely excited about the future. With the squad we are building, with so much young talent breaking through each year to challenge the more established players, I am confident we can start challenging for honours again.
“We have had a good month and are now competing in both the PRO14 and Europe and I just want to do everything I can to ensure we have a good 2020 and continue to build.”