Jersey release hooker Jason Thomas

07/11/2014

Jason Thomas has been released by JRFC and will return to South Africa following a trial with the Championship side.

The hooker came to the Island in early August and played in the pre-season matches against Bath and Blackheath, but did not feature in any of Jersey's competitive action in September or October.

Head Coach Harvey Biljon said that although he was disappointed that Thomas had decided to return home, he fully supported his fellow countryman's decision.

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"Jason was unlucky not to get more game time during his time in Jersey," Biljon said. "He was a committed member of the squad and definitely made an impression, however our other new signings at hooker have both been fit and in good form since August and injury prevented Jason from getting an opportunity during our recent British & Irish Cup games.

"We'd like to thank Jason for his efforts here and wish him all the best for the future."

Biljon added that at present the club were not looking at replacing Thomas, with hooker Dave Felton expected to return from injury in the coming weeks.

Club Chairman Bill Dempsey said Jersey RFC would like to thank Jason Cowleard, Managing Director of Nautilus Trust, for his support in giving Thomas the opportunity to join Jersey.

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