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             WINNERS SIAM 2018

2017 Siam Team

U18 Lead Coach

Dave McCormack - davidmccormack99@gmail.com  07829 955123

U18 Managers
Alan Williamson - jerseycolts@gmail.com   07797 741553 and 
Don Gardener - dongardener39@gmail.com  07700 749535

Coaches - Sadie Ruellan, Nick Selway and Colin White

Training Times: Tuesday and Thursday 17:45 prompt until 19:00 

Physio: Tuesday from 18:00

Strength and Conditioning: This is available to all squad members with sessions prior to training on Tuesday and Thursday from 16:30 

 

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We are delighted that Saltgate is the sponsor for Jersey Colts. Their commitment and generosity allows us to concerntrate on the development of the Colts in what are crucial years of their progression from Youth to Adult rugby.

"In talks with the leadership team at Saltgate I have been impressed with their company ethos and desire to make a difference in the community. They have been hugely generous to the squad and we hope to work closely with the team in the years to come.” 
Kevin Lemasney - Chairman of the JRA


Latest News

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The Jersey Colts play in the Sussex Colts Premier League. Please click on the link below to view the official results site:  

http://www.sussexrugby.co.uk/competitions-279/sussex-youth-leagues-colts-premiership-44404/ 

 Fixtures: 2018/19 Season

Away (A) / Home (H) / Friendly (F)/League (L)/Cup (C)

30/09/18

East Grinstead (AL)

 10-8 Win

07/10/18

Hove (AL)

 28-7 Win

21/10/18

Pulborough (AL)

 14-5 Win

11/11/18

Heathfield (AL)

 38-0 Loss

18/11/18

Crowborough (AL)

 

02/12/18

Horsham (AL)

 

20/01/19

Eastbourne (AC)

 

 17/02/19

 Cup Qtr Final (A)

 

10/03/19

Worthing (AL)

 
 17/03/19  Haywards Heath (HL - TBC)  

31/03/19

Cup Semi

 

27/04/19

Siam (H)

 

 05/05/19

Cup Final

 

 

   

 

 

 
   

 

Jersey Colts v Pulborough Colts Sunday 21st October 2018 

This was Jersey Colts third outing in their Sussex League campaign and played in beautiful Autumnal Sunshine. If last season was anything to go by it was going to prove a closely contested game with each side achieving a win in previous encounters.

During the prematch warmup Lead Coach Dave McCormack emphasised the need for physicality, speed and for identifying the space.

Jersey travelled light with only one sub on the bench due to a number of untimely injuries. Unfortunately when one of the backs Conor Williams succumbed to a hard tackle Jersey were down to the players left on the pitch. If there was ever a need for flexibility in playing position this was the match.

It was without doubt an evenly matched game Pulborough perhaps had slightly more pace however Jersey had the advantage up front and certainly within the scrum.

It was twenty minutes of attack and defence at either end of the pitch for both teams. The score could have and should have been higher for both. Winger Hamish Hay proved particularly effective frequently probing the Pulborough twenty two and tying up their defence. However 2nd row Kai Le Luan through a wonderful interception just outside his own 22 set off on an individual run that saw him put the ball down under the opposing teams posts. Kicker Archie Middlemiss duly converted. 7  - 0 to Jersey

At the restart Pulborough  put the ball into touch and it has to be said that it was their kicking that perhaps let them down the most. Jersey were solid in the line up with both Jake Bates and Charlie Dixon Smith hitting the target and allowing Jersey to use the rolling maul to good affect.

Whilst props Filipe Gois and Tristan Burns bossed the Pulborough pack in the breakdown captain Fergus Ludlum playing at No 10 managed the game play well.

Running out in his first game for the Colts winger Thomas Johnson acquitted himself well and saw the match out although having taken a nick to his shoulder.

Just after the start of the second half Pulborough managed to force a try as Jersey briefly erred in the breakdown. 7-5 to Jersey.

This seemed to breath fire into the Jersey side whose defence went from being robust to being awesome. To a man they held the line and forced Pulborough into making errors. A sloppy pass was intercepted by Max  Harrington which saw him deftly weave through the Pulborough line to score the second try, which was again converted to extend the Jersey lead. 14 - 5.

Although Pulborough maintained the fight Jersey sensed triumph and were having none of it. Tristan Burns put in a very positive shift reluctantly forced to come off when he suffered injury. Ultimately Jersey Colts worked that bit harder on the day maintained a massive defence and deserved the win.

In summing up the game team Coach McCormack recognised that the whole team put in a solid shift particularly with no fresh legs coming off the bench. He said “We need to take the physicality of this game into the next but ensure we are able to provide a stronger attacking platform with better shape in the backs”.

Three wins out of three.The Jersey team have some time to prepare for their next game away to Heathfield Colts on 11th November 2018.

As always Jersey Colts remain grateful to their sponsors SALTGATE for their support in ensuring they are able to travel and compete in the Sussex League.

Team - Tristan Burns, Jake Bates, Philipe Gois, Kai Le Luan, Charlie Dixon, Morgan Brady, Ben Smith, Max Harrington , Fergus Ludlum, Archie Middlemiss , Jonathan Bailey, Hamish Hay, Tom Boarer, Mika Simoncelli, Connor Williams and Thomas Johnson. Coaches Dave McCormack, Colin White. Manager Alan Williamson.

Jersey v Hove – 7th October 2018

Following a close opening win 10-8 against East Grinstead, Jersey Colts set off to Hove for their second fixture in the Sussex Premiership.

Conditions were perfect, a glorious sunny day with little or no wind.

Jersey were under pressure from the start and quickly conceded two penalties the second of which was slotted over by Hove in the fifth minute to give them an early lead 3-0.

Jersey began to apply the pressure and the massive advantage in their pack began to tell as they totally bossed every scrum.  The forwards pushed Hove back with some excellent battering runs from Fillipe Le Gois, Jake Bates and an ever present Harry Doolan.  This created room for the backs and from one of the rucks close to Hove’s twenty two Zac Robinson fed the ball out to Fergus Ludlam who jinked through to score a try, converted by Archie Middlemiss, fifteen minutes played Jersey deservedly led 7-3.  However whilst Jersey had most of the possession they were finding it hard to convert it into points and to compound matters Hove scored next and converted to take a 10-7 lead into half time.

Lead coach Dave McCormack’s half time talk focused on using the forwards power to push back Hove and get quick balls to the quick hands of Jersey’s backs.

Jersey took this on board with Ben Smith running a try into the corner following another period of sustained forward play, converted by Middlemiss Jersey regained the lead 12-10.  Now in their stride and with fresh legs from the finishers Jersey rightly started to enjoy long periods of pressure and a lovely move from Ludlam to Jonty Bailey onto the imposing and stampeding Joao Tomas who knocked aside the remaining defence as if there were skittles to score.  Now playing with belief with Jersey scored again with Joao perfectly feeding the ball onto a running Jean Jacque Le Bihan who scored under the posts - both converted by Middlemiss Jersey were now 28-10.

Hove weren’t finished and ran in a consolation try in the last play of the match to make the final score Jersey 28-15.

As always Jersey sides suffer from lack of match practice with this being the Colts second match, whilst their UK opposition will have played numerous warm-up games.  That said the team is showing positive signs of gelling as an excellent unit. This time improving with a bonus point win for scoring four tries. 

Jersey are in second place in the Premiership one point behind Horsham and Worthing A who are tied on 10 points. Next up Pulborough on 21st October.

Thanks to the Colts sole sponsor Saltgate for making this possible.

Team: Tristian Burns, Jake Bates, Harry Doolan, Kai Le Luan, Jack Le Bihan, Morgan Brady,  Benjamin Smith (Captain), Shea Coyle, Zac Robinson,  Fergus Ludlam, Archie Middlemiss, Jonty Bailey, Hamish Hay, Mika Simoncelli, Charlie Dixon-Smith, Joao Tomas, Phillip Le Gois and Harry Strong

Jersey Colts v Hove RFC Colts Sunday 30th September 2018

First Sussex League match of the 2018/19season. What was evident from the start was that both sides were evenly match with East Grinstead equally big up front. This was reflected throughout the match with no one team really dominating the play for any significant period. This provided some very competitive and entertaining rugby

After an extended period that saw both teams in the opponents ends and close to making tries Jersey Colts were the first to make their mark. Scrum half Zac Robinson secured the ball at the breakdown and passed to Prop Harry Doolan who utilising his power and strength made some good ground. East Grinstead were then penalised for coming in off side

Having won a penalty in their own half Jersey Colts Fergus Ludlum (Man of the Match) placed an excellent kick into touch almost directly on the East Grinstead twenty two.

Jersey secured the ball from the line out and went into a rolling maul driving ever closer to the east Grinstead Line. Hooker Jake Bates identified a gap in the opposing defence to drive over from the back of the maul and score the try.

The match then entered a period of to and fro as both team secured ball to launch an attack and both came close to scoring. Without doubt the biggest surprise of this game turned out to be the low score count.

An unfortunate knock on by Jersey almost directly under the posts gave East Grinstead an easy three points as they converted the penalty.

Jersey’s Joao Tomas had a very notable game playing out of his usual position on the wing. Intimidating the East Grinstead defence with his size, strength and speed.  Naturally the Jersey coaching team are giving serious consideration to keeping him in the backs

Just before half time East Grinstead managed to breakthrough the Jersey line to score a try in the corner to go into the half time break 8-5 ahead.

The second half saw no drop in a fast paced equally matched contest. Full back Tom Boarer proved very effective in halting the East Grinstead attack and certainly in preventing them score a second try. Having intercepted a kick close to the Jersey line he superbly dodged three tackles to put ball to foot - gaining some needed ground.

Scrum half Zac Robinson read the ball well at scrum and breakdown and contributed to Jersey's second try. Having fed the ball out to Fergus Ludlam he made a long pass out to Archie Middlemiss on the opposite wing which enable him to gain valuable ground and allow the forwards to reset drive forward and win a penalty. The ball was fed out to Tom Boarer who swiftly took it over the line to secure five points for Jersey.

With the score at 10-8 to Jersey and the minutes ticking away Jersey were ahead and it was an advantage they would not relinquish. All they had to do was maintain possession which they did effectively to win the match

Summing up the game Lead Coach Dave McCormick said that throughout the game whilst neither team had the majority of possession or territory Jersey's defence was outstanding. East Grinstead were never able to effectively break the Jersey back line. In terms of development we need to improve and work hard to stop making some of the errors especially in the breakdown, otherwise this is going to be a long season. All in all it was a good start to our league campaign


General information

Team Selection

As a team we will endeavour to ensure that all registered players get the opportunity to play a game in the Sussex League.  In the selection process team coaches shall have the final say.  Players who fail to show or who show up unacceptably late for training without reasonable excuse may be dropped arbitrarily at the coach's discretion.  A history of unreliability (reasonable or not) may adversely affect future selections.  It is the player's responsibility to inform their coach or manager if they are unable to play on a given weekend in the week preceding the match.  Early advice will benefit the team, as it will enable team selections to be finalised at training. While attendance at training is not compulsory, commitment to the team is. 

Players with reasonable excuses for not training are not penalised, although they must realise that players who do train regularly will have a natural advantage over them which will increase as the season progresses. 

Coaches are aware of the effect of selecting non-training players on the performance of their team as a whole. Players who fail to train without reasonable excuse may be dropped arbitrarily at the coach's discretion.  It is the player's responsibility to inform their coach or manager if they will be unable to attend training prior to the commencement of that training session. 

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Level of skill the player has demonstrated
  • Level of fitness that the player has attained
  • Knowledge of position
  • Performance in training or previous games
  • Player development
  • Attendance
  • Commitment to the team
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