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Promising back row Jenkins signs new Cardiff deal
ESPN Staff
January 29, 2014
Ellis Jenkins tries to find a way past Exeter's Ben White, Cardiff Blues v Exeter Chiefs, Heineken Cup, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, January 18, 2014
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Promising back row Ellis Jenkins has pledged his future to Cardiff Blues after signing a long-term deal with the region.

As captain Jenkins led the Wales Under-20 squad to the runners-up spot in the Junior World Championships last year, and has continued to impress coaches at Cardiff. The 20-year-old was named captain for the Anglo-Welsh clash against Bath last weekend and is clearly touted for a bright future by the region.

"At Cardiff Blues we have some of the brightest young back row players in Welsh rugby, so the news that Ellis has agreed a new contract is absolutely fantastic," said Phil Davies, Cardiff's director of rugby.

"Ellis is the former Under-20 captain for Wales and a very mature and intelligent young player, especially at the breakdown where he makes good decisions.

"He is a big talent and someone who will only get better. Ellis wants to develop as a No.7 and also has the ability to play six. We are lucky to have the likes of him, Josh Navidi and Rory Watts-Jones in that position.

"We're pleased that we've retained his services because he would have undoubtedly attracted the attention of other clubs. But he wants to remain a Blues player and help this region get even stronger."

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