International hooker joins Jersey squad

31/07/2014

Argentine international hooker Martin Garcia Veiga has become the latest signing for Jersey RFC ahead of the forthcoming season in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The 28-year-old (pictured below) has won six caps for his country, including two test matches against England last year, and formerly played for the Buenos Aires Cricket & Rugby Club in the Argentine capital.

Mgv

Head Coach Harvey Biljon said: "Martin is a player with real pedigree who is seeking to show what he can do away from his home country. We're delighted that he has arrived and taken his place in the squad as our pre-season schedule gathers intensity."

Martin will join his compatriot Ignacio Saenz Lancuba in the Jersey squad after the prop, who has also represented his country, signed last month.

The Jersey squad are building up to the Greene King IPA Championship season, which starts on September 6th. Ahead of this date, Jersey play three pre-season matches at St Peter:

  • August 16th: Jersey v Ayr (4pm)
  • August 23rd: Jersey v Bath (3pm)
  • August 30th: Jersey v Blackheath (4pm)

Supporters are reminded that the early bird deadline for buying a season ticket expires on Thursday July 31st. Season tickets cost just £80 for members (£5.30 per match) or £190 for non-members (£12.70 per match) up to this deadline, with prices rising to £100 and £205 from August onwards (all prices are subject to GST). For full details, including how to become a member, see THIS LINK or call 499929. The club will be open on Thursday evening until 8.30pm for those wishing to drop off last-minute applications.

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