Warburton looking to remain playing with Cardiff Blues

Victorious British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has become the latest Welshman to announce his desire to continue playing his rugby on home soil, insisting his preferred choice is to remain a Cardiff Blues player. [more]

Warburton looking to remain playing with Cardiff Blues

Victorious British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has become the latest Welshman to announce his desire to continue playing his rugby on home soil, insisting his preferred choice is to remain a Cardiff Blues player.

The 25-year-old had seen his start to the season delayed as he recovered from the torn hamstring he suffered during the second Test of the Lions’ 2-1 series victory in Australia.

But since returning the flanker has featured brightly for the Blues in their 34-20 defeat to Leinster and most recently in their 29-12 victory over Edinburgh.

And Warburton, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Saturday, insists while it is great to be back in action he hopes his future can be sorted sooner rather than later.

“Staying is my preferred choice,” said Warburton. “As a player, it is quite an unusual position to be in. But I always think things will work out for the best.

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“You just have to get on with it. You have to accept that when you come into sport, it is an unstable job. You very rarely get a contract of any more than three years.

“The Leinster match was probably the best game back I’ve ever had from injury and it was probably one of my better games for the Blues.

“I got five turnovers and I thought I was quite unlucky not to get a few others. For my first game back I surprised myself. I really enjoyed it. It’s great to be back.”

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