Preview to Nottingham - Mar 1315/03/2013
Brief preview of the game below, apologies for lack of full preview, this is due to, er, circumstances...
Jersey's squad for the rearranged game with Nottingham shows just three changes from last weekend's victory at Plymouth Albion.
New signing Mark McCrea, who sustained a calf injury on his Jersey debut at London Scottish earlier this month, is fit again and replaces Donovan Sanders at right-wing.
The other changes are both on the bench, with Sanders taking Glenn Bryce's place, and teenager James Voss recalled in place of Rob Anderson.
"Mark McCrea had a good game against Scottish until he was injured late on, and so I wanted to get him involved again once he returned to fitness," stated Director of Rugby Ben Harvey. "Otherwise the boys put in a very good shift at Plymouth last week and deserve another opportunity."
The game was originally scheduled for February 16th, but was postponed when the match referee ruled that the pitch at St Peter was unplayable.
his weekend's fixture was also in doubt following massive snowfall in Jersey earlier this week, which at one stage covered the main pitch at St Peter up to the height of the pitchside perimeter fencing.
However a fast thaw and hard work by volunteers has cleared the
majority of the snow and following an inspection by the Assistant
Referee this morning the fixture has been given the go-ahead. The
intention is to stage it on pitch 1, but pitch 4 at St Peter is
definitely available as a stand-by if required.
Jersey squad, sponsored by Locate Jersey and jersey.com
1 Sean McCarthy
2 Dave Felton
3 Jon Brennan
4 Nathan Hannay
5 Dave Markham
6 Charlie Walker-Blair
7 Kingsley Lang
8 Guy Thompson
9 Nicky Griffiths (capt)
10 Michael Le Bourgeois
11 Ed Dawson
12 Mark Foster
13 Max Stelling
14 Mark McCrea
15 Barry Davies
You can see that HERE
History of Nottingham, media coverage and how to get to the game, see the preview from last time HERE
Don't forget there are different arrangements for transport and car parking see HERE
Other rugby this weekend
Moseley v Bristol tonight in the Championship (7.45pm) and final day of the RBS 6 Nations tomorrow. Wales v England live at JRFC from 5pm
Enjoy your weekend's rugby