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Assiratti revs up for more at Cardiff

First Team News | 31st January 2024

Keiron Assiratti is the latest player to sign a new long-term contract to remain at Cardiff Arm Park. 

The tight-head prop penned a one-year deal last summer but has now extended his deal with fresh terms. 

He has become a key figure in the Welsh capital with his destructive scrummaging and ball playing ability, and Cardiff head coach Matt Sherratt believes there is plenty more to come. 

Sherratt said: “Keiron has been brilliant for us this season. He is naturally very gifted as a player, and has a bit of x-factor as a prop - you could see the from the try he scored against the Dragons.

“His basics are also very strong, particularly his scrummaging but what has impressed me the most is the way he has really matured as a player and professional. 

“He deserves the opportunity he has with Wales and we are looking forward to seeing how he goes in the Six Nations before returning to us for the final months of the season.

“Longer term, he has a key role to play at the Arms Park as we continue to rebuild with a developing and highly-motivated squad.”

The 26-year-old graduated through the Rhondda Schools programme and into the Cardiff age-grade pathway, where he excelled at every level. He made his first-team debut during the 2016-17 season and now has 73 first-team appearances to his name.

Assiratti is currently in the Wales Six Nations squad, having made his international debut last summer. 

He is determined to make the most of the opportunity alongside 10 of his fellow Blue and Blacks before returning to Cardiff to continue rebuilding. 

He said: “I’m really pleased to have signed this new contract and very excited about the opportunity we have to keep building and growing as a young squad.

“We have shown a lot of potential and fight for the club this season, which has resonated with our supporters. They have been absolutely brilliant this year and the atmosphere at the Arms Park for some of those big games was unbelievable. 

“That loyal support makes a huge difference for us and we are all determined to repay on the pitch.”