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Centre extends Blues deal

29th April 2014 16:24


Cardiff Blues Dafydd Hewitt

Staying put: Dafydd Hewitt

Centre Dafydd Hewitt will extend his long and successful association with Cardiff Blues into a tenth season after agreeing a new deal.

Cardiff-born Hewitt has played 116 games for Blues in all competitions and scored 13 tries.

The 28-year-old - who has featured on 23 occasions this campaign - hit a memorable milestone last autumn when he made his 100th appearance for the region as Blues faced Edinburgh in the PRO12 at Cardiff Arms Park.

Hewitt first joined Cardiff RFC from the Llantwit Major at the start of the 2004/05 season and immediately made a big impression. A skillful and creative midfielder, he was quickly selected for the all-conquering Wales team in the U21 Six Nations championship.

He made his debut for Blues in January 2006 against Edinburgh and later that year captained Wales in the IRB Under-21 World Cup tournament in France.

As part of the Sevens set-up, after first being called up in 2007, Hewitt helped Wales claim gold in Dubai in 2009 at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Hewitt was named vice-captain at Blues in 2012 and is renowned as a rock solid and ultra-reliable performer for the region at centre.

"I'm looking forward to the next few years and working with the quality of players we have here," said Hewitt.

"It was the right decision for me and I can see the potential here. The likes of Cory Allen and Owen Williams in the centre, Sam Hobbs in the front row, Lewis Jones at scrum half, I could go on and on.

"It's my club, I'm from here and I want to help the Blues really achieve something special."

"We are delighted that Dafydd will remain at the Blues and continue to be an important part of our squad and future planning," said Dale McIntosh, Blues defence coach.

"I love everything about his DNA and what makes him what he is. Dafydd is not only a great player but also real team man and servant to this region.

"He always gives absolutely everything when he steps onto the field and I know is determined to play a big role over the coming years."

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