Hooker Jack added to Reds' squad

04/08/2016

Jersey Reds have confirmed the addition of hooker Jack Macfarlane to the club's 1st XV squad.

The 23-year-old has moved to the Island having played for Glasgow Hawks since the age of 16, during which time he earned Scottish caps at under 17, under 18 and under 20 'A' levels.

Macfarlane will bolster the Reds' front-row options moving into the 2016/17 campaign, which begins this Saturday when National One side Coventry visit St Peter for a pre-season match.

"This is a really exciting opportunity for me to come in and develop my game," he said. "I've come from a club where we were used to working hard, but it was a semi-professional and in some cases amateur set-up at Glasgow Hawks and I now have the opportunity to push myself further in a professional environment.

"I'd heard really good things about Jersey and the welcome I've received has been great - now I'm just looking to get involved in the pre-season matches and contribute as much as possible."

Head Coach of Jersey Reds, Harvey Biljon, said he was looking forward to seeing the new signing in action.

"In the short time he's been with us Jack has shown a real application and desire, as well as making great strides in developing his conditioning. He's a player with considerable potential and it'll be good to see him in action during this month's pre-season games."

The Reds face a trio of pre-season matches this month against Coventry (this Saturday, August 6th, kicking off at 3pm), Ampthill (August 13th) and Aviva Premiership side Worcester Warriors (August 20th) all visiting St Peter. The Greene King IPA Championship season starts on the first weekend of September, when the Reds travel to London to take on Richmond. The first home league game of the season, when Bedford Blues will be the visitors, takes place on Saturday September 10th.

Tickets for the pre-season matches, as well as membership and season ticket packages for supporters for the 2016/17 season, plus a full list of confirmed fixtures to date, and profiles of the 1st XV squad, are available via the links below.

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