Jones rallies 10s for Carter test

Date published: January 12 2016

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Scarlets backs coach Stephen Jones wants his fly-halves to focus on their own game when they face off against Racing 92 star Dan Carter.

This Sunday's game at Stade Yves du Manoir sees the pace-setting Parisians welcome a Welsh region sitting bottom of Pool 3 on no wins.

But with personal experience of playing against Carter in the past in the international game, Jones thinks the match is ideal for his pivots.

"It's brilliant. First of all, I would tell our 10 to be totally focused on our game-plan and delivering his own performance – whatever it takes for him to perform well," he told EPC Rugby's website ahead of this weekend's game.

"At 10, you have to make sure your own house is in order, so you can deliver your own roles and responsibilities. You have to enjoy it, too, though.

"You are out on the paddock against the best outside-half of the modern professional era, so what an opportunity.

"Your focus has to be on delivering your role well, managing the game, and doing what is expected of you. You have so stay process-driven. But you have to enjoy who is sharing the pitch with you."

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