Huw Jones targets silverware as he signs new two-year deal with Glasgow

The Scotland centre has turned down the chance to move to Montpellier

Huw Jones has re-committed to Glasgow Warriors. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Huw Jones has re-committed to Glasgow Warriors. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

HUW JONES has set his sights on lifting silverware with Glasgow after turning down a move to France. The Scotland centre had been heavily linked with a summer move to Montpellier when his contract expires, but the 30-year-old has chosen to sign a new two-year deal with Warriors instead.

Jones revealed that becoming a father in the next month was part of the reason behind his thinking. But the former Harlequins player also admitted that the prospect of winning a trophy with Franco Smith’s side also played a part.

“When it came down to it, it was a really easy decision to be honest,” he said. “We’ve got a really good thing going here in Glasgow and we fully believe that we’re on our way to becoming one of the top teams in Europe.


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“We’re going strongly in the league and in the knockout stages in the Champions Cup and we’ve got a playing group that is constantly improving. That’s an environment that I really want to be a part of going forward.

“Off the field, too, I’m incredibly settled in Glasgow. We’ve got a baby on the way in the next five weeks, which is hugely exciting, and we have great connections to our families across the UK.

“We’ve got a superb support network around us and that’s such an important thing for us as a family, so it was a no-brainer to be staying. I love all of the boys here and I love working with the coaching group.

“Since Franco came in, he’s helped to drive standards and improve us across the board, and he’s helped to create a brilliant culture at this club.

“I really enjoy being here and coming in to work every day. I believe we can win silverware and it’s up to us as a squad to make that happen. It’s a really exciting time to be a Glasgow Warrior.”

Head coach Smith was pleased to get his man. “Good people make good players, and Huw represents that,” the South African said. “He believes in what we’re building here at Scotstoun and knows the value of being part of a strong squad.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work with him over the next couple of seasons.”


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9 Comments

  1. This is great news for all involved, including Shuggie. He’s on a roll again. It would have been understandable financially, but this is a mature decision that avoids potential disruption to his run of form for both Warriors and Scotland whilst it’s really gaining momentum.

  2. Great news and lots of options for managing playing time amongst the centres at Glasgow.
    Was just watching on Youtube an interview by Two Cents Rugby with James While of Planet Rugby where he is talking about Scotland’s backline as arguably the best backline in world rugby at the moment. Also talks about what a great but humble guy Russell is.

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  3. Great news to hear Huw’s staying. Good for both Glasgow and Scotland. And I really like to hear the ambition and the buy-in to what Franco’s building at Warriors. As others have said, we need to hold onto our key players while bringing the youngsters through and a few judicious signings over the summer.

  4. Great news – was really disappointed to hear of his likely departure to France, which reminded me of the loss of Russell / Hogg / Gray a few seasons ago just as Glasgow were going somewhere. Good work by Glasgow and SRU to retain such a pivotal player for Glasgow and Scotland – is it too much to hope this represents a sea change in player retention policy.

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    • certainly looks like that as the SRU under the guise of Glasgow and Edinburgh seem to be actively bringing Scottish qualified players back. We have seen the likes of Sebastian, Hislop, Rae, Carmichael at Edinburgh and Hastings to Glasgow. Long may it continue now we just need the international and domestic timetables sorted out so no more clashes so that we can reduce the size of Edinburgh and Glasgow squads and create a third development pro side without the need to recruit players. Especially since the SRU has dispensation to move players between our pro sides even during the season as players can play for both teams in a season.

  5. Jones has good form against the aussies, and the Huwipolotu partnership has to be up there with other center pairings… Would be well deserved!

  6. Good People make Good Players….This guy is one of the greats!
    To love this club the way he does after the treatment by Rennie a few years ago.
    Thank you Huw…. and Thank you Franco for getting him back.

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  7. It’s great these guys “breeding programme ” has started,hopefully the kids will inherit the same genes and are as skilled as their parents. No issues with Scottish qualification either lol.Just need Duhan to sire a few too.

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