Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones sign new Glasgow Warriors deals
Scotland internationals agree new contracts with last season's PRO12 finalists until at least May 2017
Scotland international duo Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones have agreed two-year extensions with Glasgow Warriors.
Hogg, 22, is one of the hottest properties in Scottish rugby, becoming the youngest player to be called up to the British and Irish Lions for their 2013 tour of Australia.
“Stuart and Lee add real quality to our back three options, as we start to shape our squad for next season.
The former Hawick High School pupil, who joined at the Warriors at the age of 17, has racked up eight tries in 27 appearances for Scotland, and was part of Team Scotland’s Rugby Sevens team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
“I’m delighted to sign a new two-year contract with the club,” Hogg told glasgowwarriors.org.
“Over the past few seasons we’ve been going well and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
“There is a great group of people around the club and I’ve settled really well in Glasgow.
“The Warriors has been a big part of my life over the last five years and I’ve seen the club grow during that time.
“I want to be the best rugby player I possibly can be and I believe at Glasgow I’ve got the right coaches and players around me to help me along the way.
“I’m really happy to be staying and I’d like to thank the club and Scottish Rugby for this new contract.”
Former Edinburgh Rugby wing Lee Jones joined the Warriors on loan last season, before signing a one-year deal at Scotstoun in August.
The 26-year-old has impressed on the HSBC Sevens World Series with Scotland 7s, scoring 42 tries in 17 series events, and was also selected for Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014.
His playing time at the Warriors has been limited to just 10 appearances, but he has proved a useful deputy for fellow internationals Tommy Seymour, Sean Lamont and Sean Maitland when they have been away with the Scotland national team.
“I’ve enjoyed my time at the club since joining on loan and this new deal will allow me to focus on Glasgow,” Jones said.
“Having so many players in the Scotland squad has been really positive for the club and I believe I can work hard to be involved in the future. I’m definitely in the right place to achieve that goal.
“I’d like to thank the Warriors and Scottish Rugby for this opportunity to stay and compete for my place in the team.”
“Stuart and Lee add real quality to our back three options, as we start to shape our squad for next season,” said Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend.
“Stuart has already built up a lot of experience in his relatively short playing career and has shown an abundance of enthusiasm and effort this season.
“He is improving all the time and I believe he can grow into becoming one of our team leaders over the next few years.
“Lee has done really well since joining us on loan and we were delighted to secure him on a permanent deal in the summer.
“He is the ultimate professional and I believe he is playing better than ever.”