Glasgow: Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones pen new deals

Stuart Hogg
Stuart Hogg was a key part of the Scotland side during their successful autumn Test series

Glasgow Warriors have signed Scotland backs Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones on new two-year contracts.

The deals mean both will stay with Warriors until at least May 2017.

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

And Jones hopes the deal will help him become a fixture with Scotland, adding: "I'm definitely in the right place to achieve that goal."

Scotland and British and Irish Lions full-back Hogg came through the ranks at Glasgow, signing his first professional deal in 2011.

The 22-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Ulster in May, with head coach Gregor Townsend repeatedly dampening talk of an exit following the full-back's exclusion from the Pro 12 semi-final and final.

Hogg has played 58 times for Warriors, scoring 101 points, and has notched eight tries for Scotland in 27 appearances, including a try in each of the recent autumn Tests against Argentina and Tonga.

"Over the past few seasons we've been going well and I've enjoyed every minute of it," added Hogg.

Lee Jones in action for Glasgow
Lee Jones is playing better than ever according to Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend

"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."

Jones initially joined Glasgow on loan from Edinburgh 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.

"I've enjoyed my time at the club since joining on loan and this new deal will allow me to focus on Glasgow," the 26-year-old said.

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: "It's great news that Stuart and Lee have signed new contracts.

"We appreciate the support from Scottish Rugby enabling us to retain both players.

"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."

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