Preview to Nottingham - Mar 13

15/03/2013

Brief preview of the game below, apologies for lack of full preview, this is due to, er, circumstances...

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Jersey's squad for the rearranged game with Nottingham shows just three changes from last weekend's victory at Plymouth Albion.

New signing Mark McCrea, who sustained a calf injury on his Jersey debut at London Scottish earlier this month, is fit again and replaces Donovan Sanders at right-wing.

The other changes are both on the bench, with Sanders taking Glenn Bryce's place, and teenager James Voss recalled in place of Rob Anderson.

"Mark McCrea had a good game against Scottish until he was injured late on, and so I wanted to get him involved again once he returned to fitness," stated Director of Rugby Ben Harvey. "Otherwise the boys put in a very good shift at Plymouth last week and deserve another opportunity."

The game was originally scheduled for February 16th, but was postponed when the match referee ruled that the pitch at St Peter was unplayable.

his weekend's fixture was also in doubt following massive snowfall in Jersey earlier this week, which at one stage covered the main pitch at St Peter up to the height of the pitchside perimeter fencing.

However a fast thaw and hard work by volunteers has cleared the majority of the snow and following an inspection by the Assistant Referee this morning the fixture has been given the go-ahead. The intention is to stage it on pitch 1, but pitch 4 at St Peter is definitely available as a stand-by if required.
 
Jersey squad, sponsored by Locate Jersey and jersey.com
1 Sean McCarthy
2 Dave Felton
3 Jon Brennan
4 Nathan Hannay
5 Dave Markham
6 Charlie Walker-Blair
7 Kingsley Lang
8 Guy Thompson

9 Nicky Griffiths (capt)
10 Michael Le Bourgeois
11 Ed Dawson
12 Mark Foster
13 Max Stelling
14 Mark McCrea
15 Barry Davies

Replacements
Richard Barrington
Charlie Clare
James Gethings
James Voss
Fred Silcock
Dave McCormack
Donovan Sanders

Nottingham's squad

You can see that HERE

History of Nottingham, media coverage and how to get to the game, see the preview from last time HERE

Don't forget there are different arrangements for transport and car parking see HERE

Other rugby this weekend

Rbs 6nations

Moseley v Bristol tonight in the Championship (7.45pm) and final day of the RBS 6 Nations tomorrow. Wales v England live at JRFC from 5pm

Enjoy your weekend's rugby

Tom Innes

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