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Glasgow release statement on former Stormers star's playing future

NEWS: Glasgow Warriors have addressed the speculation surrounding Huw Jones’ playing future.

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In a statement, the Scottish side revealed that the star centre has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with the club.

The 30-year-old was reportedly linked with a move to France with Montpellier looking to bring him to the Top 14 for the 2024/25 season.

However, rather than head across the English Channel, the former Stormers and Harlequins player will stay with Glasgow until 2026.

“When it came down to it, it was a really easy decision, to be honest,” Jones told glasgowwarriors.org.

“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 – 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.

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“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 [Smith] 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.

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“Nigel [Carolan], Pete [Murchie] and Al [Dickinson] are all excellent coaches too and I’ve got no desire to move and leave that behind. 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 Franco Smith added: “Good people make good players and Huw represents that.

“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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