New contract for Jenkins

Date published: December 15 2015

Cardiff Blues have announced that back-row Ellis Jenkins has pledged his future to them by signing a new long-term deal with the region.

Jenkins – regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Welsh rugby – has impressed throughout the current season with a number of eye-catching displays.

The 22-year-old – who captained Wales U20s to the runners-up spot in the Junior World Championships in France in 2013 – has made a total of 49 appearances for Cardiff Blues.

"Ellis has produced some fantastic rugby this season and continues to improve as a player," said head coach Danny Wilson.

"He is a local lad who has come through the system at Cardiff Blues and wants to be part of what we are building here over the coming years.

"There is a huge amount of competition for places in our back row. It is testament to Ellis and his attitude that he wants to prove himself here and work in that kind of challenging environment.

"I first recognised his undoubted talent when I worked with him for Wales Under-20s and so I am thrilled that Ellis is not only part of the squad here and we have now secured his long-term future."