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Jones extends Edinburgh stay

Scotland winger Lee Jones has extended his Edinburgh contract by two years.

The 23-year-old has made huge strides in only his second season as a professional, making his international debut in the Calcutta Cup defeat by England this month.

Jones, who scored the try against London Irish that earned Edinburgh a home tie in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals against Toulouse, has extended his deal until 2014.

"In my first year as a professional player I had to adjust to the daily intensity in training and the speed and physicality of the matches but, a season on, I've adapted to those demands and am now happy that I'm bringing a consistency to my performances for the club," said Jones.

"I've never stopped improving as a player and I don't plan to now.

"The last couple of seasons have been incredible. It really is a dream come true to play professional rugby for club and country."

Head coach Michael Bradley added: "Lee has grasped all the opportunities presented to him to improve and perform.

"His performances have undoubtedly lifted the team on a number of occasions and he has an exceptional engine which always helps him to hunt out scores from the opposite wing.

"Some of his highlights would certainly be his covering defensive work and an incredible strength in the contact area that regularly takes teams by surprise.

"Few can afford to give him a glimpse of a gap or he'll be away."


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