Second row James Down has become the latest player to sign a contract extension with Welsh region Cardiff Blues.
Down made his debut for the Blues in 2007 before suffering a broken leg against Racing Metro in 2011. He has since recovered to become an integral part of the Cardiff Blues pack.
"It was an easy decision to sign again with the Blues," said Down.
"It's my hometown region. I've played all my rugby here and come through the Academy system so I always wanted to stay."
The age grade product has featured regularly this season and started in last weekend's Heineken Cup clash with Toulon.
"It's been really positive on a personal note to play a lot of rugby this year having picked up injuries in previous seasons. It's an important thing for any player to get a run of games to get some consistency and this is the first season I've been able to do that in a Blues shirt."