Alex Cuthbert agrees new deal to stay at Arms Park - Ruck

Alex Cuthbert agrees new deal to stay at Arms Park

  • Wales wing Alex Cuthbert has agreed to a new deal with Cardiff Blues.
  • The 26-year-old has scored 15 tries in 42 appearances for Wales
  • Cuthbert had been linked with potential moves to either Worcester or Leinster.
  • The winger is sidelined following knee surgery which will keep him out of the summer tour of New Zealand.
Alex Cuthbert has committed his future to the Cardiff Blues by signing a new two-year contract with the Region.

There had been considerable doubt surrounding the future of the British and Irish Lion and had been linked with a number of clubs with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Cuthbert, who received criticism following his Rugby World Cup displays, has revived on duty for the Blues since the World Cup and Arms Park coach Danny Wilson recently spoke of his desire to keep the player.

Head Coach Wilson said: “Alex has played exceptionally well for Cardiff Blues since returning from the Rugby World Cup and we’re excited that he has now committed his future to us.

“Alex’s attitude has always been excellent in my time at the region and he’s a good professional and hard worker, both on and off the field, who always gives his all for the team.

“Alex is undoubtedly a high-quality international winger who is determined to improve year on year. We are all delighted that he has now pledged to do that at Cardiff Blues.”

Cuthbert said: “I’ve really enjoyed the environment and culture this season at Cardiff Blues under Danny Wilson and the direction we are all now heading in.

“The players have really bought into the style of rugby we’re looking to produce and that has been reflected in the results over the last six months.

“I’m pleased to sign a new contract at Cardiff Blues and looking forward to getting back to full fitness and the start of next season.”