Currie Cup

Jones keen to take on Lions midfield duo

2017-10-19 10:29
Huw Jones (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Western Province centre Huw Jones is relishing the prospect of facing Golden Lions midfield duo Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Harold Vorster in Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final at Newlands.

Jones is aware that Janse van Rensburg and Vorster are a formidable combination and expects a tough battle.

“The Lions centres are two very good players who are both big and physical ball carriers who like to come hard‚” he told Times Live.

“But we’ve played against them a few times‚ we know what how to deal with them and what threats they will bring. So it’s all about who turns up on the day and executes. It’s a nice battle to have.”

The playoff against the Lions could be a last appearance at Newlands in a WP jersey for Scotland international Jones, who is set to join Glasgow Warriors at the conclusion of WP's Currie Cup campaign.

The 23-year-old missed most of the Stormers' Super Rugby campaign due to a serious hamstring injury and is keen to leave the Cape Town-based union as a Currie Cup winner.

“I was frustrated with being injured for the entire Super Rugby campaign because I wanted to kick on in that tournament. So I’ve really focused on playing well in the Currie Cup and hopefully I can get the fairy tale ending."

Jones has represented Scotland in eight Tests since making his debut last year.

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