Jones 'chuffed to bits' over Harlequins extension


Former Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has signed a new contract with Premiership club Harlequins.

Jones, 34, joined Quins from the Cardiff Blues prior to the start of this season and, although he has only made six appearances to date, has impressed sufficiently to be offered the chance to stay at Twickenham Stoop for another year. 

"I'm chuffed to bits to have re-signed for such a prestigious club," he said in a statement.

"I'm really enjoying my rugby here at Harlequins and it's great to see the wealth of talent coming through the ranks. 

"It's an exciting place to be right now and I'm grateful to both [director of rugby) Conor O'Shea and [head coach] John Kingston for giving me the opportunity to continue here."

Tight-head Jones retired from international rugby in January after earning 95 caps, winning the Six Nations four times with Wales and touring twice with the Lions, to South Africa in 2009 and Australia in 2013.

On Tuesday, Quins confirmed experienced fly-half Nick Evans had extended his contract.