Tomos Williams has handed Cardiff Blues another boost after becoming the latest player to sign a new long-term contract.
Following the acquisition of Josh Adams and Hallam Amos, plus new deals for Jarrod Evans, Josh Navidi, Willis Halaholo and Kristian Dacey, the highly-rated scrum-half has followed suit and will remain at the Arms Park.
Williams has forged a reputation as one of the most devastating attacking scrum-halves in Europe since making his debut in 2013 and has now made 81 appearances for his home region.
He has scored several stunning individual efforts including a memorable try in last season’s European Challenge Cup final against Gloucester, which sparked the famous comeback.
Williams was pleased to put pen to paper on a new contract with his home region and is optimistic about the future at the Arms Park.
He said: “I’m really happy to sign a new deal at the Blues. This is my home region and I am really happy here.
“We have a good squad, with a lot of young, exciting players that I have come through the ranks with and are now very good friends.
“We play a good brand of attacking rugby, which suits my own game and I am looking forward to continuing to improve both as an individual player and collectively as a team.
“Now I am just looking forward to some massive games in the remainder of our season and hopefully helping the Blues reach the PRO14 play-offs.”
Williams made his international debut last summer and was part of Wales’ Six Nations winning squad, starting and scoring a crucial try in the opening victory over France.
A calf niggle disrupted his hopes of further involvement in the Championship but Cardiff Blues head coach believes he has a massive future in the game.
He said: “Tomos is another local, exciting player to come through our pathway and is the best attacking scrum-half in Wales.
“He’s incredibly competitive and an important attacking and defensive spark for us. He has produced big moments in big games.
“He continually strives to be better, working on his all-round game and will be really important to our future success. He wants to be the number one scrum-half not just at Cardiff Blues but Wales, and that hunger and competitiveness is a great asset.
“The competition between Tomos, Lloyd Williams and Lewis Jones is really positive and brings the best out of all three players.”