Huw Jones has ended speculation linking him with a move to France by signing a new two-year contract to stay at Glasgow Warriors – and he insists it was a simple decision for him to stick around.

The Scotland centre was rumoured to be on his way out of Scotstoun to join Montpellier with it even being suggested that he was due to fly to France to complete the move. But Glasgow have now confirmed that Jones has signed a new deal with the club to extend his stay at Scotstoun and won’t be moving away from the city.

Warriors assistant coach Nigel Carolan had suggested that would be the case earlier this week when speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Benetton and the extension has now been confirmed with Jones set to stay.

The 30-year-old is the latest player to sign a new deal at the club with Scott Cummings, Jamie Bhatti, Johnny Matthews, Gregor Hiddleston, Angus Fraser and Nathan MacBeth all extending their stays.  

Jones has been a key player for Franco Smith’s side since returning to Glasgow for a second spell in 2022 and he insists it was a no-brainer to stay.

Jones said: “When it came down to it, it was a really easy decision to be honest. We’ve got a really good thing going here in Glasgow, and we fully believe that we’re on our way to becoming one of the top teams in Europe – we’re going strongly in the league and in the knockout stages in the Champions Cup, and we’ve got a playing group that is constantly improving. That’s an environment that I really want to be a part of going forward.

“Off the field, too, I’m incredibly settled in Glasgow. We’ve got a baby on the way in the next five weeks, which is hugely exciting, and we have great connections to our families across the UK. We’ve got a superb support network around us and that’s such an important thing for us as a family, so it was a no-brainer to be staying.

“I love all of the boys here and I love working with the coaching group. Since Franco came in, he’s helped to drive standards and improve us across the board, and he’s helped to create a brilliant culture at this club. Nigel [Carolan], Pete [Murchie] and Al [Dickinson] are all excellent coaches too, and I’ve got no desire to move and leave that behind. I really enjoy being here and coming in to work every day.”

“I believe we can win silverware and it’s up to us as a squad to make that happen. It’s a really exciting time to be a Glasgow Warrior.”

Smith added:  “Good people make good players, and Huw represents that.

“He believes in what we're building here at Scotstoun and knows the value of being part of a strong squad.

“We're looking forward to continuing to work with him over the next couple of seasons.”