Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

Jones to face Newport

Lee Jones will celebrate his new Glasgow contract with a starting place against Newport Gwent Dragons on Sunday.

Jones comes into the line-up on the right wing days after signing a two-year deal.

DTH van der Merwe returns on the left wing while Scotland internationals Sean Lamont, Duncan Weir, Ryan Grant, Fraser Brown, Tim Swinson, Gordon Reid and Henry Pyrgos are all included in the 23-man squad following the autumn internationals.

Prop Jon Welsh makes his first start of the season while Pyrgos is on the bench after recovering from concussion.

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend, whose side lost 19-9 in Llanelli last weekend, said: "We were disappointed with the performance and result down at the Scarlets last weekend and we are determined to deliver a much better performance on Sunday.

"The Dragons beat us home and away in the league last season and we will face a tough contest this weekend."

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph