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Rhys Gill puts pen to paper

Blues News | 17th May 2019


Rhys Gill will remain at Cardiff Blues after penning a new deal at the Arms Park.

The vastly experienced loose-head prop will now enter an eighth season in the capital, having returned to his home region from Saracens in 2016.

Gill is the latest key player to commit his future to the Blues and he is looking forward to the future as John Mulvihill reshapes his squad.

Gill, 32, said: “I’m really happy to have signed for my home region and to be staying here for the next two years. I’m very settled here and optimistic about the future.

“We know we have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be but I’m confident we have the young talent coming through to reach those goals.

“I’m looking forward to working with the younger boys and hopefully I can lend some of my experience to help them develop.”

The Wales international has made 64 appearances over his two stints with Cardiff Blues and brings plenty of experience to the front row.

Head coach John Mulvihill was pleased to retain the services of the Heineken Cup winner and believes he will play a key role in developing the young front row talent emerging at Wales’ Capital Region.

Mulvihill added: “Gilly played a significant role in some of our big wins in the season just gone and is a massively competitive player.

“He brings huge experience to the group and is a new member of our leadership group, who will make sure every minute on the pitch counts next season. Rhys will play an important role in driving our culture both on and off the field.”