The favored centre, who joined the area in 2016, got here off the bench and starred as Wales maintained their profitable begin to the Guinness Six Nations with victory over Scotland.
It capped a memorable week for Halaholo, who put pen to paper on a brand new contract with Cardiff Blues earlier than linking up with the Wales squad.
Halaholo stated: “I’m actually happy to signal this new deal and commit my future to Cardiff Blues, particularly at such an thrilling time for the area.
“From the second we arrived right here, the welcome has been unreal and this really seems like residence. My household and I like it right here in Cardiff and I can not wait to expire on the Arms Park in entrance of our unimaginable supporters as soon as once more.
“With Dai Younger coming in as Director of Rugby and such an thrilling and growing squad, it was a easy resolution for me to make. We’re undoubtedly on the right track and I’m wanting ahead to competing and difficult in each recreation and competitors we play.
“Now I’m focussed on taking my recreation to the subsequent stage. It was an extended highway again from my knee damage however I really feel I’m rediscovering my earlier kind and there’s undoubtedly extra to come back.
“I’m simply actually completely satisfied I get to do this in a Cardiff Blues jersey and with a gaggle of gamers, employees and supporters who’ve turn into a household.”
Since arriving within the Welsh capital, on the again of a Tremendous Rugby title with the Hurricanes, Halaholo has turn into a central determine within the Blues midfield.
He performed an instrumental position within the 2018 European Problem Cup triumph and has now amassed 76 appearances for the area, scoring 15 tries.
Having missed out on worldwide honours as a result of a knee damage in 2019, Halaholo made his long-awaited Take a look at debut from the bench final Saturday. He performed a key position in a powerful comeback and had a hand in three of Wales’ 4 tries at Murrayfield.
Cardiff Blues interim Director of Rugby, Dai Younger, was happy to see Halaholo carry out on the largest stage and is delighted he’ll stay a key determine on the Arms Park.
Younger stated: “At the start we’re simply actually happy Willis has put pen to paper and is happy about his long-term future right here in Cardiff.
“Everybody is aware of Willis’ potential as a participant, he carries exhausting, has electrical ft and is a top quality defender. He’s the type of participant that offers the opposition complications as you don’t know what he’s going to do. He actually has that x-factor and it’s vital to have these recreation changers.
“It was nice to see him known as up by Wales and I used to be very impressed together with his efficiency in Scotland, the place he made an enormous impression and displayed actual maturity and management.
“We want him all one of the best for the rest of the Six Nations and hope he will get additional alternatives, earlier than welcoming him again to the Arms Park.
“He has an enormous future right here as a key determine in our group and somebody who can proceed to enhance and construct on his recreation.”