Matthew Morgan signs new Cardiff Blues contract

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Cardiff Blues full-back Matthew Morgan has put pen-to-paper on a new contract as he looks to bounce back from the injury that cut short his best campaign at the Arms Park yet.

The 27-year-old joined from Bristol in the summer of 2016 where he had made 41 appearances in all competitions across two seasons, having played 64 times in four seasons at the Ospreys where he had graduated the Academy system.

Morgan has so far played 87 times for Cardiff Blues, and although his attacking prowess has been evident throughout, with 16 tries scored to-date, his defensive frailties have on occasion been on display both in terms of tackling and under the high ball.

This season a corner has been turned though, with the full-back displaying a much imporved all-round game and even getting into the reckoning for a call-up to Wayne Pivac’s first Wales squad for the uncapped match against the Barbarians in November.

Speaking to the Cardiff Blues official website, Morgan said “I’m really happy to get this deal over the line. Ever since arriving at Cardiff Blues back in 2016, it has really felt like home here. We’re a tight-knit group, and I have a lot of friends here now, and on top of that I’ve been really enjoying my rugby here.

“Up until the injury back in January, I felt like I was in good form. But now I’m fully focused on my rehab and making sure I come back from this injury stronger than ever before and help the region to be competitive in the future.

“Hopefully, if all goes well, I’ll be looking to return to action before the end of the season and will then have a full pre-season under my belt. It feels like we’re building something special within the culture here, and I’m really excited to be part of that.”

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