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Lee Jones marks 50th appearance for Glasgow by signing new contract

Glasgow winger Lee Jones will make his 50th appearance for the club against Dragons on Saturday - 24 hours after signing a new two-year deal.

The 28-year-old, who has four Scotland caps, has extended his Warriors stay until May 2019.

The former Edinburgh player said: "It's been a great club for me and it's a club which is ambitious, so I'm pleased to be involved for another two seasons.

"To be in the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup is massive. As a player you want to be playing at the highest level, so for me it has been really pleasing to get a good run of games in our Champions Cup matches this season and play a part in helping the club qualify for the knockout stages.

"It's great to see a number of guys commit themselves to the club. It's a brilliant place to be as we have massive aspirations and the club is always pushing forward. So for those guys to stay on, and with new guys coming in as well, it continues to be an exciting time for the club.

"Dave Rennie has been a successful coach in Super Rugby and he will bring a fresh look. It's exciting to see what he can bring to the club next season.

"I want to be involved as much as possible and really contribute to what can be a successful team."

Jones returns to the starting line-up for the Guinness PRO12 game following a head injury alongside centre Mark Bennett and skipper Henry Pyrgos, who are back from Scotland duty alongside Tim Swinson.

Richie Vernon steps up his comeback from a shoulder injury with his first start of the season following several outings from the bench, lining up in a strong back row with Simone Favaro and Rob Harley.

Meanwhile, hooker James Malcolm has undergone surgery on his ankle injury and will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks.

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