Cardiff Blues have announced that Wales international Dillon Lewis has penned a new long-term deal with the Pro 14 club.
Lewis started his professional rugby debut with Cardiff Blues in 2014 and has made 50 appearances for the Welsh regional side since then. The 24-year-old, who has represented Wales Under 20 team in the past made his Test debut in 2017 and has featured in 22 games including seven matches in the recently concluded World Cup in Japan.
“I’m absolutely delighted to sign this new deal and commit my long-term future to Cardiff Blues. This is my home region, I have come through the ranks here and I’m really excited about the future and what we are building," he told the official website of the club.
“I was pleased with the World Cup but it’s been frustrating to have missed the last month or two due to injury and now I’m just looking forward to getting back on the pitch for Cardiff Blues and doing what I can to help the team.
“We have a really competitive squad and there is a lot of quality at tight-head with Dima (Dmitri Arhip), Bubba (Scott Andrews) and Azza (Keiron Assiratti) all going well. You need that depth to get through the season and it also ensures we are all constantly on our toes and improving.
“It is a squad which is improving and developing and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the next few years.”
Cardiff Blues are positioned fifth in Conference B table of Pro 14 with five victories from 10 matches while they are at second place in Pool 5 of the European Challenge Cup.