Cardiff prop Rhys Litterick signs long-term contract

Rhys Litterick has played 12 games for Cardiff this season
Rhys Litterick has played 12 games for Cardiff this season
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Cardiff have announced that tighthead prop Rhys Litterick has signed a new long-term contract with the Welsh province.

Litterick joined Cardiff in 2023 from Harlequins and played 12 games for them this season before a thumb injury sidelined him.

The 25-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Worthing in 2017 and joined Harlequins in 2021. He also had loan stints with Esher, London Scottish and Dorking.

“I’m really pleased to extend my stay at Cardiff. I’ve enjoyed working with this group of boys and working under Jockey, and the rest of the coaches and backroom team," he told the club's official website.

“I feel like we are building something really good here and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve as we continue to develop as a group.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunities Cardiff have already given me, it’s an environment I feel I’ve really progressed in as an individual and I’m confident I will continue to do so.”

Cardiff head coach Matt Sherratt is pleased with Sherratt committing his long-term future with the club.

“We have all been really pleased with the impact Rhys has had at the club in his first season.

“From the start of pre-season, he went about his work quietly impressing us and he has continued that through the campaign

“He is a quality technical scrummager, who has held his own against some top packs and works hard for the team.

“He is also a good person, who has fitted into our environment really well, and will continue to progress.”

Cardiff are positioned 12th in the United Rugby Championship table with three wins from 13 matches.