LEE Jones has agreed a new, two-year deal with Glasgow, meaning he is now tied to the team until June 2021. The Scotland winger has played 82 times for the Warriors since joining from Edinburgh, initially on loan, back in 2013.
Jones’s opportunities have been limited this season because of injury, but he is now close to making a return, and hopes to play a part in the squad’s bid for a second PRO12/14 title. “I’m delighted to be staying at Scotstoun,” the 30-year-old said on the Glasgow website. “The brand of rugby the coaches have us playing and the atmosphere day in, day out make coming to work every day a pleasure.
“I’m excited to get back fit and help the squad with the final run in of this campaign. It would be amazing to make some history as a group and I really feel we are building something here and can be successful for years to come.”
Head coach Dave Rennie has had to do without Jones for much of the past few months, but is convinced that the winger still has a lot to offer. “Lee is an extremely impressive athlete and a model professional,” he said. “He’s battled with injuries a bit the second half of this season, but when fit he is one of the most lethal finishers in our squad and we’re delighted that he’s sticking about for two more years.”