Ellis Jenkins: Wales flanker signs to stay at Cardiff Blues

Ellis Jenkins
Ellis Jenkins has played for all the Cardiff Blues age grades

Flanker Ellis Jenkins has signed a new deal to remain with Cardiff Blues.

The 24-year-old open-side was out of contract at the end of this season, but follows fellow academy products Lloyd Williams and Macauley Cook in agreeing to stay at the Arms Park.

Jenkins is currently sidelined after tearing a hamstring tendon in the pre-season game against Exeter in August.

"I feel this is the best environment for me to continue improving," Jenkins said.

"The competition for places in the back-row can only be beneficial to us all.

"I'm now looking forward to getting back on the pitch and contributing as much as I can in the second half of the season."

Jenkins has won five caps, making his first Wales start during their 19-17 win over Samoa in Apia in June 2017.

Cardiff Blues chief executive Richard Holland said: "It was always a main priority for us to retain the services of Ellis.

"It came as no surprise that there was rival interest in his signature, but we are delighted he is staying at the Arms Park and are looking forward to seeing him back in action and doing what he does best in the coming weeks."

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