Burgeoning Test career behind Jones' Glasgow switch


Huw Jones says it "makes a lot of sense" for him to swap Super Rugby for Glasgow Warriors as he continues to make a big impact on the international stage with Scotland.

Stormers centre Jones was one of the breakout stars of Scotland's November international series and some are tipping the 23-year-old to make a late charge for a starting berth in the British and Irish Lions' first Test against New Zealand on June 24.

Jones played an hour of Scotland's opening 27-22 victory over Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday and has since been confirmed as a Glasgow player from next season, signing a two-year deal with the Pro12 outfit.

"It felt like the time was right to join Glasgow, having enjoyed my time in Cape Town playing Super Rugby," Jones told the Scottish club's official website. 

"Obviously playing for Scotland, it makes a lot of sense to be playing in Scotland and I was ready to make the move.

"Glasgow are doing very well this year and look like they could continue to do well over the next couple of years and the chance to be part of a successful club was a big factor when I was making my decision.

"Playing professional rugby in the northern hemisphere for the first time will be a great challenge. The Pro12 looks like an exciting championship with lots of strong teams and the European Champions Cup is obviously a massive competition too and one I'm looking forward to competing in if Glasgow qualify."

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend, who will take the Scotland reins in June, added: "It's great news that a player of Huw's ability and versatility will be joining the club next season.

"We first made contact with Huw three years ago when he was playing Varsity Cup rugby in Cape Town and it's been great to see how much he has developed at both Currie Cup and Super Rugby level.

"He also played very well for Scotland during the Autumn Tests and I'm sure he will fit in very well at Scotstoun next season."

Jones has four caps to his name and can also play at full-back or on the wing.