Gethin Jenkins: Veteran prop signs new Cardiff Blues deal

Gethin Jenkins waits for the next phase of play
Gethin Jenkins won the first of his record 129 Wales caps in 2002. He has also played in five Lions Tests

Wales' most capped player Gethin Jenkins has signed a contract extension to remain with Cardiff Blues until the end of the 2018-19 season, BBC Sport Wales understands.

The 37-year-old prop was influential during the Blues' recent run of eight consecutive victories.

That ended in his absence on Saturday against Cheetahs.

"Moving away was never really an option for me so it is good to get it done and stay at the Arms Park," said Jenkins.

"I have been here for virtually all of my career and I'm enjoying captaining the boys and driving standards within the group.

"There is a great feeling a team spirit around the place at the moment and I really want to remain part of that.

"I've been pleased with my form since returning from a couple of injuries at the beginning of the season and feel I can continue to make a strong contribution on and off the pitch."

Jenkins is hoping to return for the Blues' game against Southern Kings, which takes place on Saturday, 14 April in Port Elizabeth.

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