Welsh lockout Seb Davies has signed a new long-term contract with Cardiff Rugby.
The previous 25-year Arms Park deal was due to expire at the end of this season.
Davies took part in four matches in the autumn 2021 Wales to bring the number of international caps to 13.
“I’m very happy to sign a new contract. This is my home club, I was born and raised here in Cardiff and I have a great passion for the club,” Davies said.
“A lot of the friends I joined at the level are also here and I’m very excited about the direction we’re going and what we can achieve as a team. [director of rugby] Dai Gaztea.
“I’m happy with my season this season, and it was great to play so many games with Wales in the autumn, but I’m personally excited to start with Cardiff and Wales.”
Davies, who can also play in the back line, has scored 90 games since making his 2014 Cardiff debut.
Young says the region wants to strengthen the front five but that Davies is among the players “who can build around”.
“He’s a great man, physically imposing and athletic, and he also has nuances in his game, especially with the ball in his hand,” Young said.
“We have seen that Seb is returning to one of his best rugby seasons. He is still a young man who is learning and maturing, and now his challenge is to stay consistent in his performance.
“He certainly has a great future at stake with both the Cardiff and Wales jersey, and we look forward to being with him in the near future as we continue in this construction process.”