Hogg and Jones commit to the Warriors

Glasgow Warriors are delighted to announce that Scotland backs Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones have signed new two-year deals, which will keep them at the club until at least May 2017.Stuart Hogg
 
Scotland and British & Irish Lions full-back Hogg came through the ranks at Glasgow, joining the Scottish Rugby Elite Development Programme at the age of 17 and signing his first professional deal in 2011.
 
In 2012 Hogg was voted the PRO12 Young Player of the Year and in 2013 he became the youngest player to be called up to the British & Irish Lions squad for the series win in Australia.
 
He was selected in the Scotland 7s squad to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.
 
The 22-year-old has played 58 times for the Warriors, scoring 101 points and has notched up eight tries for Scotland in 27 appearances, including a try in each of the recent viagogo Autumn Tests against Argentina and Tonga.
 
Primarily a full-back, but also comfortable at centre and stand-off, the former Hawick High School pupil is a product of the famous Hawick and Hawick Wanderers clubs.
 
Speaking exclusively to glasgowwarriors.org, Stuart Hogg said: "I'm delighted to sign a new two-year contract with the club. Over the past few seasons we've been going well and I've enjoyed every minute of it.

"There is a great group of people around the club and I've settled really well in Glasgow. The Warriors has been a big part of my life over the last five years and I've seen the club grow during that time.

"I want to be the best rugby player I possibly can be and I believe at Glasgow I've got the right coaches and players around me to help me along the way.  

"I'm really happy to be staying and I'd like to thank the club and Scottish Rugby for this new contract.”
 
Lee JonesLee Jones initially joined the Warriors on loan from Edinburgh Rugby last season, before signing a one-year deal at Scotstoun in August.
 
The Scotland international winger has made 10 appearances for the club and has four caps for his country.
 
The 26-year-old featured for Scotland 7s at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the summer and has played in 17 IRB Sevens World Series events, scoring 42 tries.
 
Speaking exclusively to glasgowwarriors.org, Lee Jones said: "I've enjoyed my time at the club since joining on loan and this new deal will allow me to focus on Glasgow.
 
"Having so many players in the Scotland squad has been really positive for the club and I believe I can work hard to be involved in the future. I'm definitely in the right place to achieve that goal.

"I'd like to thank the Warriors and Scottish Rugby for this opportunity to stay and compete for my place in the team."
 
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: "It's great news that Stuart (Hogg) and Lee (Jones) have signed new contracts with the club.
 
"We appreciate the support from Scottish Rugby enabling us to retain both players in Glasgow.

"Stuart and Lee add real quality to our back three options, as we start to shape our squad for next season.  

"Stuart has already built up a lot of experience in his relatively short playing career and has shown an abundance of enthusiasm and effort this season.
 
"He is improving all the time and I believe he can grow into becoming one of our team leaders over the next few years.
 
"Lee has done really well since joining us on loan and we were delighted to secure him on a permanent deal in the summer.

"He is the ultimate professional and I believe he is playing better than ever."

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson said: "This announcement is a huge boost for Glasgow Warriors and Scottish Rugby.

"Both Stuart (Hogg) and Lee (Jones) have excelled at club level and have made the step up to our national set-up.

"It's great news that they've decided to continue to play their club rugby in Scotland."

Click here to watch exclusive interviews with Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones on their new deals on this week's Warriors HQ!

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