Huw Jones returns to Glasgow after a year away

Versatile 28-year-old back hailed as "real attacking presence at 13 and 15" by Danny Wilson

Huw Jones
Huw Jones will wear a Glasgow jersey again lateer this year after a season in England. Image: ©INPHO/Craig Watson.

HUW Jones will be a Glasgow player again this season, having agreed to rejoin the team after just a season at Harlequins.

The Scotland international spent four largely successful seasons at Scotstoun after joining from the Stormers in 2017. Latterly, however, he felt frustrated by the lack of game time and decided to move on. A deal to join Bayonne was scrapped after the French club were relegated, leading to a move to Harlequins in time for the start of the current campaign.

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Glasgow,” Jones said. “I lived there for five years and I made a lot of friends and memories, and I’m looking forward to making more both on and off the field in the seasons ahead. There’s a great core group of players at Glasgow that want to take the club forward and I’m really keen to be a part of that.


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“I’ve gained a lot of valuable experience playing for Harlequins this season and I’m excited to return and show how I’ve developed as a player, and to pull on the Glasgow Warriors jersey again.”

Now 28, Jones looks likely to be primarily considered as a centre, but can also play at full-back. “We’re really excited to bring Huw back to the club,” head coach Danny Wilson said.

“Huw has shown for both Glasgow, and more recently for Harlequins, he is a real attacking presence at both 13 and 15.

“We wanted to add to our midfield to bring depth to an already strong position and the fact Huw can genuinely play other outside back positions will further enhance our squad depth for next season.”

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8 Comments

  1. Its a strange one – Jones only doing one season at Quins and then back to Glasgow. Not sure what happened here as I thought he was doing well. I am certainly a fan of his attacking skills and it has always been his defence that was his slight weakness so it will be interesting to see how this has developed. i saw a couple of games where he played full back and he looked good. If I remember rightly he did play a few Glasgow games at full back so good to have this flexibility.

  2. Not sure this is the right move for Jones. He was doing well at Quins – started 60% of the 27 matches he was involved in with 7 tries. Glasgow has never really been a good experience in terms of the same stats – started 83% of 12 games played with 4 tries. This is better than the previous season.

    Maybe he just felt it was right for him. I think a lot of him as a player. I hope this time it works out better for him.

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  3. As a Neutral I’m not happy with that as Huw was testing himself against better players down at Quins! But good luck to the guy,I really want him back in a Scotland strip in June.

    Methinks Glasgow will be the number 1 Scottish team next season despite Edinburgh’s attack minded attitude/game style.

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  4. Jones is brilliant.

    A proper coach should be able to get the best out of him, don’t know what happened with him and Rennie.

    A team with McKay, McLean, Jones, Tuipulotu, Johnson. Forbes, Thompson, Price in the backs should be scoring tries.

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  5. Not a good move in my mind. If nothing else, Glasgow don’t have a great record with returning players on a considerable wedge – J Gray, Nakarawa, Weir.
    There have been a few Glasgow fans here moaning about the (perceived) difference in spending between Edinburgh and Glasgow but when (honestly!) did Glasgow make a big name signing who turned out to be value for money?

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    • A quick check of Richie Gray’s stats for this season shows the limits of your question.

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  6. Harlequins fans seem gutted to see him leave.

    Not sure why he’d want to come back to Glasgow given his form has picked up in a different (better) environment and he’s getting plenty of game time.

    Really hope he gets looked after better than under Rennie.

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    • budgets are set and contracts usually sorted early in the year, maybe too soon for Jones run of form in the last couple of months. Seen this happen before for a number of players – one example being Cockerill releasing Weir before he had played for him (worst example ) who then signed for Worcs and played really well for Edin on return form injury

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