New deal for Cardiff Blues lock

Date published: February 5 2015

Recent LV= Cup try-scoring hero Miles Normandale has pledged his future to Cardiff Blues after signing a new contract at the Welsh region.

Normandale, who grabbed a stunning late try in the comeback victory over Wasps last weekend, has agreed a new two-year deal at the Arms Park.

The impressive 23-year-old second-row has made a total of eight appearances for the region and is currently in his second season at Cardiff Blues.

"I've been impressed by Miles; his work ethic and attitude to get better and improve. He has all the physical attributes needed and has now got used to the environment here and what is expected from him," said director of rugby Mark Hammett.

"He made a big impression at Wasps and we were delighted for him. But his new contract is reward for what he has achieved all season and the very real potential we see in him.

"Miles will be Welsh qualified next year and we look forward to seeing how he develops over the rest of this season and the next two years."

Normandale added: "I'm really pleased to have signed for another two years at Cardiff Blues.

"I've learnt so much in my time here. Training has been intense and I feel now I've got used to that level and working with the boys has been brilliant.

"I know Hammer (Mark Hammett) likes my direct approach to the game and as long as I'm doing the hard graft I am happy.

"I feel so much more confident now and I want to put my strengths and skills into the right areas of the game."