Jones hoping to start Christmas with a bang

Warriors lock Chris Jones is hoping to start the festive period in winning fashion when his side take on Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh tomorrow night.

The 32-year-old is looking forward to a festive atmosphere when the two sides meet and is confident that fans will have something to smile about in the build-up to Christmas.

He said: “A lot of people finish work tomorrow and will be starting the Christmas period so there will be even more electricity at Sixways.

 “We want to start this period with a bang so we’ll focus on putting in a good performance to give everyone a bit of Christmas cheer.”

Jones and his teammates returned from France earlier this week after a narrow defeat to Top 14 side Perpignan in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Despite the loss, which puts Perpignan in pole position to qualify for the last 16, Jones believes that the Warriors players can take a lot of positives from their performance.

He continued: “We were pleased to get the win here but were disappointed we didn’t win away from home.

“We did everything but score in those first 20 minutes when we had the opportunities to do so. It was frustrating.

“We tested ourselves against some of the best players in the world and we’re happy that we’re moving forward as a team. We’re battle-hardened and we’ll take that into tomorrow’s game.”

Tipped by many to make a swift return to the RFU Championship, London Welsh have managed to pick-up four wins from their first ten games.

Victories over Sale, London Irish, Bath and Exeter have put Welsh just one point behind Warriors in the table, but Jones believes his side can continue to flourish at Sixways.

He added: “A lot of the league is about momentum. If you’re on a role, like Exeter have been, you can ride the wave. For us it’s about maintaining the way we’re playing and keeping the confidence.”

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