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Full back Fish nets new contract

12th January 2016

Flying full back Dan Fish has put pen to paper on a new contract to remain at Cardiff Blues.

A product of the Academy system at Cardiff Blues, Fish has been a key performer for the region this season under Head Coach Danny Wilson.

The talented 26-year-old – who has made a total of 72 appearances for the region since his debut in 2010 and scored 17 tries – has also played for Wales Sevens.

Fish becomes the latest player to sign new terms at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park as he joins Josh Navidi, Josh Turnbull, Lloyd Williams and Ellis Jenkins in agreeing a contract renewal.

Head Coach Danny Wilson said: “Dan has been in outstanding form this season for us and really earned the new contract with the manner with which he has conducted himself and performed for Cardiff Blues.

“With Matthew Morgan also joining us from next season, there is real competition for the No.15 jersey at Cardiff Blues with a number of players pushing for the position.

“That is the kind of strong competition we need across the field and Dan is very keen to remain at a region that clearly means a huge deal to him and fight for a starting spot as he continues to improve as a player.”

Fish attended St Illtyd’s Catholic High School in Cardiff and joined Glamorgan Wanderers from his local club St Alban’s.

He was a standout performer for Wales Under-20s, starring in the 2010 6 Nations campaign and also during the Junior World Cup Championship in Argentina in 2010.

“I’m from Cardiff and growing up I always wanted to play here so I am really happy to be here for another two seasons and excited by the plans for the future under Danny Wilson,” said Fish.

“People want the full back jersey at Cardiff Blues; we used to have Ben Blair, Leigh Halfpenny and Chris Czekaj and now we have boys here who want to do a job too. I’m looking forward to that challenge and you have to embrace it.”