Tomos Williams has dedicated his future to Welsh rugby by signing a brand new long-term take care of Cardiff Blues.
The 22-cap scrum-half was out of contract on the finish of this season and has attracted widespread curiosity from different golf equipment.
However he has determined to remain on the Arms Park, which suggests he’ll stay eligible for Wales beneath the WRU 60-cap rule.
He was the final member of Wayne Pivac’s Six Nations title-winning squad nonetheless to resolve his future, however now he joins the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, Willis Halaholo, Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Leon Brown, Jarrod Evans and Ryan Elias in agreeing recent offers to remain in Wales.
You may have additionally seen English-based forwards Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands and WillGriff John becoming a member of the areas, together with Bathtub’s Rhys Priestland.
As a part of the elite group of 38 home-based gamers, Williams’ wage would have been determined by way of the WRU’s wage banding system and finalising that course of can take time, however now all the things is sorted.
Commenting on placing pen to paper, the 26-year-old mentioned: “I’m actually blissful to agree this new contract and proceed my keep at Cardiff with numerous boys who I’ve come by way of with.
“We’ve numerous thrilling expertise and numerous potential shifting ahead, particularly with Dai Younger again in cost and Matt Sherratt additionally coming again.
“I wish to be part of that and It will be nice to assist this membership problem for extra silverware.
“I’m very grateful to be staying right here and I’m trying ahead to getting again to the Arms Park with crowds in attendance within the close to future.”
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Since making his Blues debut in 2013, Williams has made 102 appearances for the area, scoring 18 tries, whereas additionally establishing himself as a daily within the Wales squad.
Cardiff Blues director of rugby Dai Younger mentioned: “Retaining Tomos was a very necessary one for us and we have now now managed to maintain all the gamers we needed to maintain, which is testomony to the membership in what has been a troublesome yr.
“It means we keep some actual power and depth within the place, which is admittedly necessary for our competitiveness and ensures the gamers will frequently problem one another.
“We’ve all see how devastating Tomos might be with the ball in hand, he actually has that x-factor and is a fear for defences however his all spherical sport can be excellent.
“He has been pissed off by accidents over the last yr, however with a run of video games, he’s solely going to get higher and higher.”
Williams missed out on choice for the Lions tour of South Africa after having his Six Nations marketing campaign disrupted by a hamstring tear, following on from the shoulder harm which dominated him out of the autumn internationals.
However he’s match and firing once more now, scoring two tries in final weekend’s Rainbow Cup conflict with Munster in Limerick.