Jones eyes further call-ups after debut
Huw Jones described making his Scotland debut as massive and brilliant.
The 22-year-old Edinburgh centre who hails from Wye, got his chance as a second-half replacement in the 21-16 Second Test win over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday which completed a 2-0 series win.
Four penalties in the final quarter of the game by another replacement, skipper Greig Laidlaw earned the victory.
Speaking to the BBC after the game, Jones said: “It’s a nice way to finish the season. It was a massive day for me.
“It’s a brilliant feeling to be able to get on the field and contribute to a win.
“We put ourselves under a lot of pressure with a couple of poor exits but a win is a win and we’ll take it.” Jones, who sat out the First Test, got his chance just before the hour, taking over from Ruaridh Jackson, with his side 16-12 down, having earned a late call-up to the 27-strong squad, due to fly-half Finn Russell pulling out
He went on to link-up with fellow centre Matt Scott and admitted: “It was hot, with a sweaty, greasy ball.
“Different to Scotland, more similar to South Africa but the conditions have been tough and tough games as well. Japan are a good rugby side.”
However, Jones admitted he is doubtful for the autumn series of fixtures, due to his club commitments with Cape Town-based Stormers.
He added: “The seasons are different and it always tough with time off.
“I have got another year left on my contract and I’ll concentrate on that. “If I get another call-up, I’ll be happy.” Jones, son of Spring Grove School headmaster Bill, started out as a youngster at Canterbury, before his studies led to a scholarship at Millfield.
He left the Somerset school in August 2012, moving to South Africa on a gap year, enrolling at the University of Cape Town, where he impressed enough to be selected for Western Province.
That was followed by joining Stormers, making 20 appearances over the past two seasons.