Jones: Scotland Must Find Form Away From Edinburgh
Written by RockSport on February 26, 2018
Scotland centre Huw Jones says the side must replicate their home form away from Murrayfield if they are to be viewed as one of the world’s top teams.
Jones scored two tries as the Scots won in Edinburgh 25-13.
After becoming only the second team to beat England in 26 Tests under Eddie Jones, Scotland now travel to face an Ireland side that has won all three of their Six Nations matches in 2018.
“This game is obviously a massive confidence booster,” said Jones, 24.
“We’re under no illusions, we’ve got a really tough away game.
“We’ve turned Murrayfield into a bit of a fortress now. I think in our last nine games we’ve lost one and that was a real close one [against New Zealand in November].
“If we’re going to become a really great team we’re going to have to start winning away, which we haven’t really done for a while.
“That next game is a massive test and that’s what we’re thinking about now.”
The prolific centre continued his incredible scoring streak in the Calcutta Cup victory, his two tries taking his tally to 10 in 14 Tests.
It was Jones’ second crack at England, having also crossed twice in rather different circumstances towards the end of the Scots’ 61-21 defeat at Twickenham last season.
As much as he enjoyed the moment in avenging that defeat, seeing what it meant to the likes of captain John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw brought added satisfaction.
Those two players, during a combined total of 128 Scotland games, had never tasted victory over England before Saturday.