Former Brynteg Comprehensive pupil Josh Navidi played for Wales Under-20s in all of the 2010 Under-20s Six Nations tournament and lead the team to victory against France at Newport.
The former Glamorgan Wanderers openside had previously played for the Under-20s in the World Championship and made his senior Blues debut against Heineken Cup champions, Leinster at the RDS in 2009, coming on as a replacement for Scott Morgan. Navidi earned himself a start against London Irish in the LV=Cup match in Cardiff the following month.
Navidi was named as one of Cardiff Blues vice-captains for the 2012/13 season and in January 2013 he was selected in the 35-man Wales squad for the 2013 Six Nations Championship.
He went on to be named the Players’ Player of the Year at the Cardiff Blues end-of-season awards in 2013. Later on in the same month Navidi claimed his first cap for Wales on their 2nd test match on the Japan tour.
The 2013/14 season saw Navidi cement his place in the Blues starting line-up and his outstanding year was recognised at the end-of-season awards when he was voted by the coaching staff as the Player of the Season.