Newport Gwent Dragons boss Kingsley Jones has compared 22-year-old Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt to former dual code England international Jason Robinson.
Hewitt, who was a bright spot in the Dragons’ 27-16 loss to the Cardiff Blues on Monday, scored the Dragons’ only try in what was a very frustrating afternoon for Jones’ charges at the Cardiff Arms Park.
Hewitt’s first-half try marked his fifth score of the season and his performance prompted Jones to compare the Welsh flier to England Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson, whom Jones had previously worked with during his time at Sale.
“He reminds me of Jason, not because of the way that he plays the game, it’s his mindset,” said Jones (via South Wales Argus).
“He can finish, even with the try from the kick through he showed composure under pressure.
“Ashton has got proper pace and is as brave as they come. He is not the finished article yet and the biggest compliment that I can give him is how much he improves.
“From 19 to now and he just keeps improving because of his mindset. He has a big future and there is room in the game for players like him.”
Hewitt was in line for an international call-up during the summer but was ruled out of contention for Wales’ summer tour of New Zealand after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery.
Ashton Hewitt goes over for Dragons' first try of the game
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