Six Nations

Jenkins extends Cardiff stay

Veteran Wales prop Gethin Jenkins has extended his contract with Cardiff Blues.

Jenkins is Wales' most-capped player, having made 121 Test appearances for his country and a further five for the British and Irish Lions.

He first represented the Blues in 2004 and is now tied to the region until at least 2017.

"We are naturally very pleased that Gethin has signed a new contract to extend his career at Cardiff Blues," said head coach Danny Wilson.

"Gethin is a vastly experienced prop who demands the highest standards from himself and those around him and has excelled at both regional and international level over the last decade.

"There will be real competition for the loosehead prop jersey in our squad next season with the likes of Gethin and Rhys Gill.

"Gethin will also be the ideal role model and mentor for the talented young players within our squad and those coming through our system and who we believe have a bright future with us."

Jenkins, 35, featured as a replacement for Wales in the first two rounds of this year's Six Nations.