Scotland international Huw Jones to join Harlequins ahead of 2021/22 season

Huw Jones has played 31 Tests for Scotland
Huw Jones has played 31 Tests for Scotland

Harlequins have secured the signing of Scotland international centre Huw Jones ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Jones started his career with provincial side Western Province with his Super Rugby debut for Stormers coming in 2015. During his time with Stormers he went on to play alongside current Quins prop Wilco Louw and against centre Andre Esterhuizen and skipper Stephan Lewies.

The 27-year-old made a switch to Glasgow Warriors in 2017 and has gone on to make 49 appearances for them scoring 12 tries.

He was called up to the Scotland squad during their summer tour of Japan in 2016 and has gone on to establish himself as a key member of the squad featuring in 31 Tests with his last appearance coming during the Six Nations tournament earlier in the year.

“I’m thrilled to sign for Harlequins. To be able to join the reigning Premiership champions and a side that plays such an attractive brand of rugby is a rare opportunity and one that I couldn’t turn down," he told the club's official website.

“The Quins way of playing was an attractive prospect, but there’s also something unique building here with a special team. There’s a great playing group here and some fantastic coaches and I can’t wait to get stuck in.

“Quins are looking to build upon their trophy win this season, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in that journey.”

Harlequins Attack and Backs coach Nick Evans is thrilled to have the services of Jones as they look to build from a successful 2020/21 season where they clinched the Premiership title.

“It’s great to have Huw signed on with us here at Quins. Huw made a big impact when he burst onto the scene a few years ago and has fantastic instincts for the game.

“Huw is an attack-minded player, and we believe he will fit into the Harlequins way well. We look for players who will suit the Harlequins DNA, and we see that in Huw. We’re excited to see him link up with the squad this summer as we look to build upon last season’s success.”

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