Despite solving the back-three, Jones still has two selection conundrums on his hands.
The most obvious is the outside centre position, with Henry Slade and Jonathan Joseph battling for the 13 shirt, and unless Jones decides to drop one of them completely, Saracens back Alex Lozowski looks set to miss out on the match-day squad.
Fair play to him, he did really well but I'm glad I won the final."After not being here in the UK Open I'm really glad to be back here with this trophy.
I've won the last four TV tournaments so this is great for my confidence going into the World Championship - but I'll enjoy this title first."His Welsh opponent was a 250/1 no-hoper with Sky Bet at the start of the tournament having never previously reached a quarter-final at this level but he'll now go down as a talent to look out for in future events following his superb efforts this weekend, which peaked with a shock victory over top seed Rob Cross in the semi-finals.
I'm proud of what I've achieved this weekend."Jonny Clayton secured a first televised final appearance and will take on defending champion Michael van Gerwen in the climax of the Players Championship Finals.
The Welshman, who was rated a 250/1 no-hoper with Sky Bet at the start of the tournament, trailed 3-0, 4-1 and 5-2 against rising star Rob Cross in the semi-finals before producing a gutsy fightback to claim a shock 11-8 triumph.
Taunton's Pipe - appearing in the last four of the Players Championship Finals for a third time - shared the opening four legs as he landed a pair of 12-darters which each featured two 180s.
Van Gerwen, though, reeled off the next seven legs without reply in an imperious spell to move 9-3 up, with Pipe landing a 180 and double 18 to respond before the Dutchman took out 96 and double two to seal the win.
I've had a brilliant weekend and the support I've had has been amazing."When you play against Michael on form like that it's really difficult, but I enjoyed the final.Jonny May’s bid to be fit for England’s opening autumn international this Saturday looks destined to end in failure after failing to recover from his hamstring injury in time to feature in Eddie Jones’ squad that will take on Argentina.Elliot Daly and Anthony Watson are poised to start on the wing against the Pumas, with May still short on fitness after suffering injury last week at a training camp in Portugal.In the back-row, one of Sale Sharks’ Tom Curry and Sam Underhill of Bath will start at openside flanker, with Chris Robshaw likely to be on the blindside unless either Courtney Lawes or Maro Itoje are moved from lock to the back-row.It gives Jones an important decision to make, with the head coach able to either select all four of his second-row options in Itoje, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis and Lawes as long as he selects the latter as back-row cover, or select both Underhill and Curry and give one of his quartet of locks a rest – most likely to be Itoje.