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Jersey Reds is affilliated to the Hampshire Rugby Football Union and has four senior sides:
The 1st XV play in the Greene King IPA Championship having won promotion for the 2012/13 season;
Jersey Athletic was formed in summer 2013 and is an amateur side playing in the Zoo Sports Shield;
The over 35's veteran section known as The Wanderers play friendlies against the other Island sides and visiting Veteran teams.
Jersey Ladies play in the Women's National Championship South East South 1.

There are Mini and Junior sides running from U7s to U16s; the U13s, U14s, U15s and U16s all play in the Sussex leagues for their respective age groups. 

The JRFC Colts (under 18) XV play in the Hampshire league. 

Jersey's internationally-capped players (stats correct at 1/1/2017)

Four members of the current Jersey 1st team squad have won full international caps for their country.

Scrum-half Samisoni Fisilau represented his native Tonga in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and made appearances in the games against Namibia, Argentina and eventual Champions New Zealand. This took his total number of caps to 18, having made his international debut against Samoa in June 2010. His only international points to date came from a conversion against Fiji in a 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-up match. He joined Jersey in January 2015 having formerly played in New Zealand for Bay of Plenty and Counties Manukau.

Samisoni _fisilau Sml

Uili Kolo'ofa'i joined Jersey in November 2015, shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in which he was a member of the Tonga squad, alongside Sami Fisilau. Uili did not feature in the tournament, but has eight caps in total - he made his debut against Romania in Bucharest in November 2013, and represented his country against Fiji, Canada, USA and Japan in the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup, and then made further appearances in June 2016 against Fiji and Samoa.

Uili Koloofai

Jack Cuthbert joined Jersey in summer 2016 having left Edinburgh Rugby after three seasons, during which he made around 60 appearances in the Guinness Pro12 for the Scottish regional side. The Bristol-born full-back previously spent seven seasons with Bath, making his debut as a teenager in 2006 and subsequently racking up around 90 Premiership and Heineken Cup appearances. Scottish-qualified through his Glaswegian mother, Cuthbert played international under 19 rugby in 2006 and subsequently featured at Sevens and A team level. He won a full Scottish cap in 2011, coming on as a replacement in the Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Ireland at Murrayfield.

Cuthbert , Jack Sml (1)

'Apukuki Ma'afu is a threequarter who made his debut for Tonga in the 2016 Pacific Nations Cup, playing in matches against Fiji and Samoa, plus a one-off test against Georgia. His team-mates included another member of the Jersey Reds squad, Uili Kolo'ofa'i. Prior to coming to Jersey in November 2016 he played for the previous two seasons for the New South Wales Country Eagles in the National Rugby Championship, the top tier of domestic rugby union in Australia. With two older brothers having also played international rugby, the Ma'afu family has the unusual claim of representing three different nations: Campese, a prop forward, has made 44 appearances for Fiji and played in England for Nottingham and Northampton Saints; while Salesi, also a prop, has 14 caps for Australia.

Maafoo (1)

Several other players have won international honours at 'A' team, age group or student levels - see the 'Player Profiles' section for more information.

Two Jersey-born players who have won international honours are shown below:

   Matt Banahan of Bath (and formerly of JRFC 1st XV before he left the Island in 2006), who has won 16 caps for England, most recently during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Matt has scored four international tries
 Matt Cook, formerly of JRFC, Bedford and La Vila and now player-coach at Tunbridge Wells, collected 27 caps - and scored three tries - playing for Spain between 2010 and his retirement from international rugby in March 2014. Matt, son of former Jersey 1st XV Coach Colin Cook, played against Jersey Athletic for Tunbridge Wells in August 2014, on the same day that Matt Banahan represented Bath against Jersey 1st XV.

 

Previous JRFC players who also earned International caps include:

Barry Davies - 2012-13 - Wales (1 cap)
Ben Evans - 2010-12 - Wales (27 caps)
Martin Garcia-Veiga - 2014-16 - Argentina (6 caps)
Paula Kaho - 2014-15 - Tonga (8 caps)
Regan King - 2016 - New Zealand (1 cap)
Ignacio 'Nacho' Saenz Lancuba - 2014-16 - Argentina (5 caps)
Kingsley Lang - 2011-15 - Zimbabwe (7 caps*)
Fautua Otto - 2014-16 - Samoa (12 caps)
Elvis Taione - 2013-14 - Tonga (27 caps*)
Talite Vaioleti - 2007-10 & 2012-13 - Tonga (2 caps)

* at time of writing

 

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