Jersey v Rosslyn Park - teams and transport news13/01/2012
Teams have been announced ahead of the Jersey v Rosslyn Park game:
Jersey: Bryce, Dawson, Copsey, Sanders, Levesley, Broadfoot, McCormack, Maddocks, Felton, Evans, Hannay, Brownrigg, O'Brien S, Thompson, Bell (capt). Replacements: Landick, Clyde-Smith, Lang, Trower, O'Brien B.
Rosslyn Park: Edwards, Parsons, Shabbo, Robinson, Mantella, Laidlaw, Baxter, Ovens, Richmond, Ward, Llloyd-Jones, Anderson, Rowland, Campbell, Lock (capt). Replacements: Huggett, Gotting, McKeen, Barr, Gower.
The match is previewed in today's Jersey Evening Post, which also runs the regular Inside Centre pull-out on match-days, while BBC Radio Jersey will be looking forward to the game in Sportscene at 6pm.
Anticipating a large crowd at St Peter, JRFC have advised fans to get to the ground early, and consider other means of getting to the game other than driving themselves.
All members and supporters are reminded about the option of bus travel to St Peter, in partnership with the Mybus service operated by Connex - this takes just 17 minutes from St Helier on the number 9 route. Club members can get free travel on the outward journey on production of their membership cards, while all spectators can get a free return trip after the game by producing their match ticket.
Pre-match buses on the number 9 leave Liberation Station at 1150 and 1350, with returns after the match at 1650, 1708 and 1808. Spectators can also use the number 15 airport service and disembark at the Mermaid stop, although no concessions are available on this route.
Those who do wish to drive will be able to park on pitch 3, accessed via the Jersey Bowl entrance off the airport road, and on pitch 6 which can be accessed from Rue des Sauvalleries, off Rue des Landes (first turning on the right after the entrance to JRFC carpark).
"The club will be working with the Honorary Police in St Peter to make sure things run smoothly, and members of the JRFC Academy will also be lending a hand and holding an optional bucket collection in aid of their chosen charity Brighter Futures," states Bill Dempsey. "We'll be able to accommodate everyone, although we would urge spectators to consider other ways of getting to the game, particularly by bus.
"Fans can also beat the rush by arriving early, so we hope they'll do that and that it'll be another good day for the club, and the island."
Extra staff will be available in bars and catering outlets to help look after hungry/ thirsty spectators.
Finally, the weather forecast:
Forecast from 6am until 6pm tomorrow Saturday.
Weather : Fair or fine mainly sunny. Feeling rather cold.
Max :6 °C
Wind : Southeast moderate F4 perhaps occasionally fresh F5 later.
So bring warm clobber and a peaked hat to keep the sun off.
The full preview was published yesterday on the news section of the JRFC.JE site.