YOUNG Wales star Rhys Carre will return to Cardiff Blues after agreeing to rejoin from Saracens.

The prop left at the end of last season to join Saracens but has penned a long-term contract to come back to Cardiff Arms Park.

Reigning English champions Saracens will be relegated from the Gallagher Premiership at the end of this season following persistent salary cap breaches.

The 22-year-old 6ft 2in and 20st 11lb loosehead has won eight Wales caps and played in the World Cup for his country in Japan last autumn.

Carre told the Blues’ official website: “It’s great to sign for Cardiff Blues and I’m looking forward to getting back to the Arms Park and once again playing my part.

“I have enjoyed my time at Saracens and playing and training with a massively experienced and successful squad has been hugely beneficial.

“But Cardiff Blues are a team I am really passionate about – it is the team I supported as a kid, I came through the system here and I want to be part of what we are building.

“I obviously know all the boys and it’s a really exciting squad, which is only going to get better and there is a great culture throughout the organisation.”

Carre is the third forward reinforcement to agree a deal with the Blues, following on from former England Under-20s and Sale Sharks number eight Sam Moore and Wales second-row Cory Hill.

Meanwhile Biggar has ended speculation about his future by signing a contract extension with Northampton.

The Saints confirmed the Wales fly-half Dan is one of 19 players, including England’s Courtney Lawes, to commit his future to the club.

The 30-year-old Biggar had been linked with a move to big-spending Beziers next season but he will continue to play his club rugby in the Gallagher Premiership.

The former Ospreys outside-half was reportedly among a raft of English Premiership players being targeted by the ambitious French side are set for a takeover by a United Arab Emirates billionaire.

Five more internationals have agreed new deals with Northampton – Lewis Ludlam, Teimana Harrison, Piers Francis, George Furbank and Scotland centre Rory Hutchinson.

Three players who emulated Lawes in rising through the academy to receive England call-ups – Alex Mitchell, Alex Moon and Fraser Dingwall – have also agreed to stay at Franklin’s Gardens.

The other players to become the latest to agree new deals are Alex Waller, Mikey Haywood, David Ribbans, James Grayson, Ehren Painter, James Fish, and Lewis Bean, plus Alex Coles and Samson Ma’asi who have signed their first senior contracts.

Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd said: “Getting so many influential players bought in to what we’re trying to achieve, and committed to staying with us for an additional two or three years, is a huge coup for Saints.

“The connection and cooperation of our players to back the club long-term has been great to see.

“We firmly believe we have the players in place already at Franklin’s Gardens to compete at the very highest level of English and European rugby, and to challenge for every trophy available to us.”