Cardiff Blues secure long-term future of Scott Andrews and Josh Navidi
Last Updated: January 9, 2013 9:33am
Scott Andrews: New two-year deal for Wales prop
Scott Andrews and Josh Navidi have signed new contracts with RaboDirect PRO12 side Cardiff Blues.
Prop Andrews, who made his Wales debut in 2011, has signed a two-year deal and back-row forward Navidi has committed his future to the Arms Park club until 2016.
Navidi has been one of the Blues' stand-out players this season and skippered them to victory over Munster in Cork last weekend.
He said: "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.
"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."
"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.
"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."
Andrews added: "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.
"I have been here since I was 16 and didn't want to look elsewhere as I am happy at the Blues.
"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."