Huw Jones’ brace of debut tries against Australia last year sparked an extraordinary early strike-rate in international rugby and he believes that Scotland’s back play is set to get even stronger as they get the chance to play together week-in, week-out.

Not since Tony Stanger started what was ultimately his Scotland try record-equalling career with nine tries in nine matches, has any Scottish player shown such a nose for the line.

Even Stanger’s fellow native of Hawick, Saturday’s man of the match Stuart Hogg, took much longer to start finding the way there on a regular basis than Jones whose tries against Samoa and the All Blacks in this autumn series have taken his tally to six in just 10 Tests.

While, then, he was the odd man out in the all-Glasgow Warriors back line that has lined up for both those matches in the past two weekends in that he had yet to play for the club, he is looking forward to the prospect of linking up with Hogg and the rest of them on a regular basis.

“It’s very exciting,” he said,

“I’d say it’s a nice weapon for us that we’re going to be playing week in week out, with each other with Glasgow and hopefully when we come together for Scotland games. It’ll be nice for us to all gel together for the remainder of the season and it’s always good to have those combinations.”

The level of understanding he already has with them was demonstrated on Saturday when Hogg and Tommy Seymour combined to send Jones in for the try that got Scotland within a score in the closing stages and again when he provided the pass that sent the full-back into space on his final desperate and ultimately unavailing charge towards the All Black line.

The centre thought he has set up the match winning try and explained: “It wasn’t a planned move but he shouted and I saw him so I gave him the ball.”

Jones was not with the team in Australia when they beat the Wallabies during last summer’s tour, but he reckons that visit to Sydney was very important for them collectively.

“It gave us massive belief,” he said.

“We came really close against them this time last year so to finally beat them and to beat them in Australia as well, is no easy feat. The confidence we got from that has carried on to here.

“We have far more belief now and go into every game thinking we can win, that’s just our mindset now. It’s a new squad with younger guys and exciting players and that belief is not going to go away.”

They are, however, well aware that the Wallabies will be much tougher opponents than they were in June, in spite of the size of the scoreline when they were beaten 30-6 by England at Twickenham last Saturday.

“The Wallabies were unlucky because some of the England tries came against the run of play, but England were clinical and managed to put them away in the last ten minutes,” he said.

“I think Australia will be strong and showed at times in that game that they attacked really well, so we can’t look at that scoreline and think it’ll be easy because it definitely won’t. They’ll be desperate to get a win after that.”