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Jones Ready For New Challenge

Veteran fly half, Stephen Jones, has admitted that he will join Premiership crisis club, the London Wasps, at the end of the current season, ending the 34-year old’s six-year spell with the Scarlets.

The 104-cap Wales international is expected to take up a coaching role at Adams Park when he finally decides to hang up his boots. Whether Jones’ arrival will improve the Wasps’ odds in Betfair Aviva Premiership Betting remains to be seen.

Jones is one of a number of players that will join up with Wasps in the summer, despite the London club facing the very real prospect of heading into administration. He will join Springbok, Ashley Johnson, Leeds prop, Phil Swainston, and Ospreys exciting youngster, Will Taylor.

Jones’ international career is now at an end, allowing him to fully focus on a potentially dual role, should he combine coaching with playing. Despite Wasps’ current problems, Jones believes he is joining a club with a bright future, admitting he felt he needed to leave the Scarlets at this point in his illustrious career.

"I feel this is the right time to move on at this stage in my rugby career," said the 34-year-old. "The Scarlets are showing such promise and have plenty to build on for the future, with a very talented group of emerging players, who are only going to go from strength to strength now."

Wasps will be desperately hoping to start the new season with all of their current off-field issues cleared up, allowing Dai Young to put his full focus on turning the club from relegation candidates to title-challenging ones.

The whole team will be keen to get this season wrapped up without any more troubles landing on their doorstep, and the signing of Jones will definitely boost the mood around Adams Park.

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