Match Reports 2011-12

Siam Cup (H) 14-05-11


Jersey 73 Guernsey 5 : Siam
Cup :
May 14th 2011 : By Tom
    Jersey warmed up for the National
Two Play-off at the end of May with a comprehensive routing of
Channel Island rivals Guernsey in the annual battle for the Siam
The trophy, the second-oldest in world rugby
after the Calcutta Cup, was lifted by Jersey captain Paul Rodgers
after a game which reflected the gap in league status between the
Guernsey, champions of
London 2SW this season, were on the back foot from the start after
a prodigious drive from the home pack at the first scrum. Visiting
hooker Bradley Choules was then sin-binned for killing the ball and
soon afterwards Dan Hawkes fed Donovan Sanders for the first
After Ed Dawson notched the second try, James
Copsey showed his pace in registering a 10-minute hat-trick. Ross
Kenwright added a final first-half touchdown for Jersey.

Mike Le Bourgeois had his kicking boots on, converting nine
out of 11 tries, including one of his own - the first of the second
half - after which Sanders completed a hat-trick, Dave McCormack
profited from Nick Trower's deft delayed pass and Dawson notched
his second after a 70-metre move and another Trower assist.
Guernsey played with spirit,
and overall the match featured less niggle than is typically a
feature of the annual inter-island clash. The visitors broke their
duck in the final minute when Jason Morgan intercepted and ran 50
metres to score.

Jersey: Le Bourgeois, Copsey, Sanders,
Henderson, Dawson, Hawkes, O'Brien B, Kenwright, Felton, Brennan,
Hannay, Rodgers, Elphinston, O'Brien S, Trower. Replacements:
Maddocks, Landick, Clyde-Smith(C), Clyde-Smith (T), Bell,
McCormack, Turner

Guernsey: Hayton, Bailey, Wyatt, Batiste,
Jones, Campbell, Crouse, Craine, Choules, Bellingham, Merrien,
Hillier, Kelly, Ciellem, Barton. Replacements: Morgan, Coles,
Harvey, Paul, Goude, Gardner, Yabsley

Referee: Paul Kimber

Star Man:Nick Trower (Jersey)

Scorers & Times


Tries: Sanders 9, 52, 73, Dawson 15, 77,
Copsey 18, 23, 28, Kenwright 40, Le Bourgeois 47, McCormack

Conversions: Le Bourgeois 9, 15, 18, 23, 28,
40, 47, 52, 77


Try: Morgan 80

 Attendance: 2,900

Half Time: 42-0


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Why not come and chillout in the ‘Watering Hole’ before the game? A full-bar and food is available and you can enjoy some live music after the game.

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