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Huw Jones: It doesn’t get bigger for a Scotland participant to enjoy England up right here

A 7 days is a long time in worldwide rugby, and surely in the entire world of Huw Jones. In Scotland’s opening 6 Nations fixture in  Cardiff, he was “chasing shadows” in a demoralising experience. Quick forward a 7 days and the centre’s temper was reworked as Gregor Townsend’s men floor out a earn against France.
“If we had missing it would have been hunting down the barrel, so that was element of the enthusiasm,” he explained. “I consider the stress [in the week among the Wales and France games] absolutely aided the men to emphasis.
“We had been self-assured heading down to Cardiff, but that reduction refocused our minds and introduced us back down to earth. From France we understood we experienced a task to do. We like playing at residence as outcomes have revealed, and I think the pressure aided us to get our minds all set for one more difficult match.”
Jones was a single of people gamers who lifted his recreation markedly from the match from Wales, when he was element of a defensively porous Scotland midfield in which Wales ruthlessly specific the Scottish ten channel. Against France, Jones moved from inside of centre to outdoors centre, exactly where he has performed all of his intercontinental rugby, and appeared an altogether far more impressive participant. He even got on the scoresheet, scoring Scotland’s 2nd attempt to take his tally to 8 attempts in thirteen games.