Jones: I didn't fancy taking that ball

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:20

EXCLUSIVE: Huw Jones' incredible second try against England in Round Three of the Six Nations, may not have been the pre-planned set-play Scotland wanted but it worked out perfectly for the 24-year-old.

Skip to the 17th minute of the video to see what he says!

After grabbing the opening try in the 14th minute of the game, Jones latched onto a Greig Laidlaw pass from a line-out in the 37th minute, cut through a gap and took two defenders - England's Mike Brown and Anthony Watson - with him over the line.

Although the play worked out, it would seem that it didn't initially go as planned.

"That's a planned move off that line-out and the initial move didn't go to plan, it was a little tighter than we expected. So to be honest, I didn't really fancy taking that ball from Greig [Laidlaw], but yeah I managed. 

"I don't think they expected that line, so I managed to sneak through that first gap and I remember saying to the guys afterwards that I don't really have a great step. So when I saw two guys coming across, I just thought I got to go head down and try to go as far as I can. 

"But yeah, managed to brush one of them off and drag the other one over with me - I was quite chuffed about that," Jones said.

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