Jarrod Evans came through the mini and junior ranks of Pontyclun and Pontypridd before his precocious talents saw him called into the Cardiff Blues Academy.
The talented playmaker has been capped by Wales at Under-18 level and made his senior debut for Pontypridd when aged just 17 in 2013.
Evans was part of the Wales Under-20 squad that took part in the Junior World Championships in the summer of 2015 in Italy.
The outside half had a breakthrough season in 2017/18, establishing himself as an important player within the squad and putting in outstanding performances in victories over the likes of Lyon, Toulouse and Dragons.
At the end of the campaign, where Evans was a key figure as Cardiff Blues lifted the Challenge Cup in Bilbao, the outside half was named the region’s Discovery of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.
Evans’ fine form also resulted in his first cap for Wales, as he appeared as a replacement in the autumn series victory over Scotland at the Principality Stadium.