Jones looking long-term at Quins

Date published: June 5 2015

Adam Jones insists he's in it for the long haul at Harlequins despite healthy competition in the tighthead spot at his new club.

The former Wales and Lions prop will join Quins from the Cardiff Blues after one season in the Welsh capital.

He brings a wealth of experience with him, and will compete with the likes of Will Collier, Kyle Sinckler and Matt Shields for game time.

The 34-year-old will also help on the coaching side of things and while he has only signed a one-year deal, he believes he has more left in the tank.

"Initially it's only a year-one deal, but I can go on for a while longer yet," he told Sports Mole.

"There's three good tightheads down there already, so I know I'm not going to be involved every week.

"I'll cut my teeth coaching wise there, as well, because they have quite a young squad. I would like to stay there for as long as possible really – certainly as long as they want me.

"The next year is all about playing well and proving my worth to Harlequins. I'll try and get another couple of years down there; I'm not there for a season to see my career peter out. I will have to push on and hopefully then I can play on for another few years – I'm not planning on giving up just yet."