Ruddock pleased with returning stars form

Worcester Warriors fly-half Matthew Jones looks set to return to action in the Guinness Premiership after he put in an impressive performance in the Amlin European Challenge Cup.


Twenty five year old Jones has been out of action for eight months with an ankle injury but completed his comeback in the Warriors’ 19-7 defeat by Connacht.


“He showed the skills I know he has,” director of rugby Mike Ruddock told BBC Hereford and Worcester.


“I thought he directed us really well and he constructed some great moves.”


Jones is not expected to start in Worcester’s match against Northampton Saints on Boxing day as he has only had one A-team game and the short spell against Connacht as a replacement.


Ruddock says that he is happy to give Jones time to come back to full fitness.


“I said in the first two games I would not judge him too much, but in the third game I would,” Ruddock added.


“And I thought he passed the test superbly and played very well.


“He is a class act and he did more things right than not right.”


Ruddock added that he was happy with the progress of full-back Chris Pennell who is another player who has suffered with injuries this season.


“I thought Chris Pennell was outstanding as well, he made a couple of mistakes with kicks,” he said.


“But the rest of his game was top drawer considering how long he has been out.”

 

 

 

 

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