Cardiff Blues sign up Scott Andrews and Josh Navidi

Scott Andrews

Cardiff Blues have handed contract extensions to Wales prop Scott Andrews and flanker Josh Navidi.

Andrews has been signed up for two more years, while 22-year-old Navidi's deal will keep him at the Arms Park until 2016.

Five-times capped Andrews, 23, said he was delighted to have penned a new contract.

"I have been here since I was 16 and didn't want to look elsewhere as I am happy at the Blues," Andrews said.

"We have had a tough start to the season but we have a great group of boys here and things are looking good for the future, so I am really glad to stay on.

"We have a lot of young boys mixed with some top internationals who are contracted for the next few years, so slowly we are producing a good core. It will be exciting to see it progress over the next few years."

Navidi has been one of the in-form Blues players this season and captained the region to the 17-6 victory over Munster at Musgrave Park last Saturday.

"I'm happy with my form at the Blues and feel my playing has been consistent, but I can always keep pushing myself to see how I can improve as a player," Navidi said.

"Changing between six and seven doesn't really worry me, as long as I am on the pitch and representing the Blues.

"I see a lot more of the ball in the breakdown when I play at seven but then playing at six alongside Sam Warburton is great for my overall game.

"I don't think about being called up for Wales. I just get on with what I do each week and see what happens from there."

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