Owen Lane signs new Cardiff Blues contract

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Cardiff Blues winger Owen Lane has signed a new long-term contract to commit his future to the Arms Park for the next few years.

Having started out at Rhiwbina RFC before playing for Cardiff Schools and Cardiff Blues age grade sidesm the 23-year-old made his Guinness Pro14 debut against Connacht in November 2017 and now has 54 appearances under his belt across all competitions, scoring 24 tries in that time.

Lane made a try scoring international debut in a Rugby World Cup warm-up against Ireland in August 2019, before playing for Wales in the tournament’s third-place play-off against New Zealand, however injuries have restricted his opportunity to win more caps.

So far this season he has one try in three games, and will look to add to that tally away at Benetton this weekend.

Speaking to the Cardiff Blues official website, Lane said “I am really happy to sign a new contract and staying at the Arms Park was an easy decision for me to make. This is the team I grew up supporting, they gave me the opportunity to fulfil my ambition of being a professional rugby player and I already have so many fond memories here.

“I love every minute I get representing this club and look forward to kicking on and enjoying many more memorable moments with this group. The last 18 months have been frustrating at times with the injuries I have suffered but I am pleased to be back on the pitch and focussed on having a good run and contributing as much as I can in the tail end of the season.

“It is an exciting time for all of us at the Arms Park, with Dai Young back in charge and a highly motivated squad of players, who are also very close. I am confident we can make some real strides in the next couple of years and begin competing much more consistently. That is something that really enthuses me and I feel this is also the best environment for me to continue my development.”

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