USA Eagles captain Blaine Scully signs new Cardiff Blues contract

Embed from Getty Images

Flying American winger Blaine Scully will remain a fans’ favourite at the Cardiff Arms Park after committing to a new long-term contract with the Cardiff Blues.

The 29-year-old has already been in the Welsh capital since 2015, but with his contract due to expire at the end of the season the Cardiff Blues management have moved to secure his services ahead of appointing a replacement for departing head coach Danny Wilson.

After a slow start to his time in Cardiff, Scully cemented his popularity with the Arms Park faithful with five tries in 19 appearances last season, including a diving effort against Scarlets which earned Blues try of the season.

Embed from Getty Images

Scully has also been a stalwart of the USA national side since making his debut in June 2011, going on to feature for the Eagles at two World Cups and co-captaining the side with Todd Clever, winning 34 caps so far in his career.

On his decision to stay at Cardiff Blues, Scully told the official website, “I feel very fortunate and proud to call myself a Cardiff Blue. Over the past three years, Cardiff has become a second home – a fantastic place to live and play.

“My teammates are a talented playing group, committed and competitive. We have an exciting core of young talent coming through our ranks so the future is bright.

Embed from Getty Images

“It is a true honor to put on the jersey, run out onto the pitch and play in front of our great fans and passionate community. I am committed to helping the Blues reach its potential as both a team and region.”

The chants of ‘USA’ will continue to ring out for a few years yet, although may be missing over the next few weeks after Scully limped off with an ankle injury during last weekend’s derby defeat to the Scarlets.