Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Wales international Lloyd Williams has penned a new deal with the Pro 14 club.
The news follows after the likes of Josh Turnbull, Seb Davies and Blaine Scully have also agreed new terms with the Welsh regional side recently.
Williams, who represented Wales in all five games of the 2015 World Cup made his professional rugby debut with Cardiff Blues in 2010 and has racked up over 100 appearances for the club.
The 28-year-old stated that the new selection policy imposed by the Welsh Rugby Union played a factor in his decision to extend his stay at Cardiff Arms Park.
"I wanted to remain in Wales, that's the best thing for me, and I am very happy at the club," he said.
"It was always the case that if I was staying in Wales, then I wanted to stay at the Cardiff Blues."
According to the newly announced selection policy by the WRU, only players with 60 or more Test appearances plying their trade outside the Welsh regions will be eligible for national selections.
Cardiff Blues are currently fourth in the Conference A of the Pro 14 table with four wins from 10 matches.