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Jones happy to play the waiting game

Guinness PRO12 Editor

26 Oct 2011


Newport fly-half Steffan Jones is adamant his recent heroics won’t be going to his head as he looks to attempt to bag himself a regular first-team berth at Rodney Parade.

Jones was starting just his second game of the season – the 20-year-old played the RaboDirect PRO12 season opener against Munster – against Wasps on Saturday but he looked like a seasoned regular with his ice-cool 20-point display.

That calmness was showcased best by his last-gasp penalty to seal the frantic 30-29 win as the largely-dominant Dragons snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Jones’ maturity beyond his years, the Dragons rookie will not turn 21 until the end of the month, will no doubt lead to lofty predictions about his future in the game.

However with fellow youngster Jason Tovey, 22, a shoo-in for the No. 10 jersey Jones – who can also play at full-back – is ready to play the waiting game.

“It was great to have a good game and kick the winning points against Wasps,” said Jones.

“I couldn’t have asked for anything more really but I have just got to keep my feet firmly on the ground.

“The aim is to try and get as much game time as I can this season and hopefully I can do that. But I am not going to get ahead of myself because I just need to concentrate on playing well in training and hopefully taking my chance when it comes.

“Obviously I had a good game last weekend but I have got to put that behind me now.”