Dacey commits to Cardiff Blues

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:20
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NEWS: Kristian Dacey is the latest player to pledge his future to Cardiff Blues after signing a new long-term deal with the region.

Dacey follows in the footsteps of fellow Wales internationals Tom James and Gethin Jenkins, who have both agreed on fresh terms in recent weeks.
 
The 27-year-old hooker made his Cardiff Blues debut in 2010 and has since gone one to establish himself as a first team regular and an international.
 
Commenting on his decision to remain at the club Dacey said: "It was an easy decision to make. I have been here since they converted me into a hooker and with Danny [Wilson], Matt [Sherratt], Steady [Graham Steadman] and all the coaches here it would be a stupid decision for me to leave.
 
"I have been back and fore with Wales and that is an ongoing ambition and I can fulfil that by playing well here.
 
"There is always room to improve. I am working hard on and off the field to achieve those goals and feel this is the best place for me to do it.
 
"Since Danny [Wilson] has come in I have improved in key areas of my game, especially in the set-piece where I am more confident in my ability.
 
"It was also a huge honour recently to make my 100th appearance for the region. I made my first against Connacht and never thought I would make it this far. It is such a privilege and I could not have asked for more.
 
"I have a young family, my wife and boy are settled here and we didn’t want to go anywhere else,"
 
During his six-year spell with Wales’ Capital Region, the hooker has made 102 appearances, bringing up his century in the PRO12 clash with Zebre last month.
 
He will continue to compete with Matthew Rees, Kirby Myhill, Ethan Lewis and Liam Belcher for a hooker berth.
 
Head coach Danny Wilson said: "We are naturally delighted that [Dacey] has committed himself to Cardiff Blues with a new contract.
 
"Hooker is a position where we have plenty of strength in depth and [Dacey] is a key figure for us in that and as we build.

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