A lot has changed for Josh Jones since his last appearance in the Super League Grand Final.

It is five years since he was part of the St Helens team which defeated Wigan Warriors 14-6 at Old Trafford, the club he will now line up against when current side Salford Red Devils step out onto the pitch.

Jones feels older and wiser too, not to mention having had a brief spell playing rugby union for Exeter Chiefs, but the biggest change has been shifting from the backs to the forwards.

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The 26-year-old has made the seamless transition from centre to second row since joining Salford in 2016, something which came at the suggestion of head coach Ian Watson.

“When I came back to Salford, Watto said did I want to play in the back row,” Jones told Sky Sports. “I like getting in the middle, I like defending, I like attacking, I like playing off the half and being involved a bit more.

“Since then, I’ve got into it and luckily I’ve had a great year this year – and hopefully it’s not finished yet.