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Ben Thomas pens new Cardiff Rugby contract

First Team News | 25th July 2023

Cardiff Rugby are thrilled to confirm Ben Thomas has signed a new contract to remain at the Arms Park. 

The versatile Wales international, who can play fly-half, centre, and full-back, has established himself as a key figure for the Blue and Blacks, having progressed through the pathway and academy.

The former Cardiff and Vale College star was subject to interest elsewhere but has pledged his future to his home club once more and is looking forward to the 2023-24 season.

He said: “I’m really pleased to be staying at Cardiff, which is obviously a club that means a huge amount to me. It is a privilege every time I pull on the blue and black jersey of my home team and I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to do that even more over the next few years.

“I was pleased with my progress last season and the amount of games I was involved in after recovering from injury at the start of the year. Now I want to kick on, continue to develop, and help drive the team forward in the new season.

“We still have a lot of exciting talent in the team and it is important we build together and work hard throughout pre-season. There is nothing like running out at the Arms Park and I know all the boys are looking forward to experiencing that again.”

Thomas made his first-team debut in 2019, having previously starred for Cardiff RFC, and has now amassed 60 appearances.

His impressive form and versatility saw him called up to the Wales squad in 2021, and he won his first cap against Canada that summer. He was included again in the autumn and came off the bench against New Zealand. 

The Corpus Christi and St Peter’s product missed the start of last season but was virtually ever-present there after, making 19 appearances and adding 20 points to his tally. 

He joins fellow homegrown star Theo Cabango in penning new terms, with a succession of announcements in the days ahead.