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Cabango pens first senior deal with Cardiff

First Team News | 24th April 2023

Cardiff Rugby are thrilled to announce a new contract for electric wing Theo Cabango. 

The 21-year-old burst onto the scene last season and has scored six tries in 18 games to date, memorably crossing in October’s victory over reigning BKT United Rugby Champions DHL Stormers.

Cabango is pleased to continue his stay at his home club and is excited to help lead the next generation of players coming through at the Arms Park.

He said: “I am really happy to be staying in Cardiff. I have come through the ranks here, it is the team I have grown up supporting and I am excited about the next few years ahead. 

“Since making my debut in the Champions Cup last season, I have been pleased with my progress and while it is frustrating to currently be on the sidelines, I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running in 2023-24.

“There are a lot of exciting young players, many who I played with in the age-grades, now progressing into the first team and making their mark, and it is great to be part of that.”

The wing came through Ysgol Plasmawr and Ysgol Glantaf to help the club’s Under-18s win the Regional Age Grade Championship in 2020, and made his first team debut a year later.

He was called into action while the majority of the first team squad were stuck in quarantine and starred against Toulouse and Harlequins in the Heineken Champions Cup, scoring a stunning try in the latter. 

The brother of Wales footballer, Ben Cabango, was named the club’s Discovery of the Year at the end of that Covid-affected season and has remained a key member of the first team squad since.