Harvey announces squad to face Trailfinders


Jersey Director of Rugby Ben Harvey has announced a 'squad of two halves' for the crucial Greene King IPA Championship clash with Ealing Trailfinders at St Peter tomorrow (k-o 2.30pm).

Jersey's starting pack will be the same for the third game running, and Harvey will also use four of the same forward replacements on his bench as in the selection for last Sunday's game against Leeds, with just one change as Tom Brown returns in place of James Voss.

The changed section of the squad comes behind the scrum, with a number of injuries forcing Harvey's hand: Jimmy Williams and Niall O'Connor remain as half-backs, but Mark Foster moves inside to centre while Joel Dudley and James Copsey will play wing. 20-year-old Academy graduate Jack Burroughs (below) is on the bench and stands by to make his league debut.


Jersey and Ealing will renew a rivalry that developed when both were in the National Leagues: in 2010/11 Jersey did the double over the Londoners in National Two South but were pipped to automatic promotion by Ealing and went up via the play-off. The following season Ealing claimed victory at St Peter, but lost at home to Jersey as the Islanders took the SSE National One title and sealed promotion to the Championship.

The JRFC preview to the match is available HERE

Jersey squad v Ealing Trailfinders (H) - November 30th 2013, k-o 2.30pm

Backs (15-9)

Drew Locke
James Copsey
Mark McCrea
Mark Foster
Joel Dudley
Niall O'Connor
Jimmy Williams

Forwards (1-8)

Sean McCarthy
Dave Felton
Dave Young
Nick Campbell
Alex Rae (capt)
Latu Makaafi
Joe Buckle
Ben Maidment

Replacements (16-22)

Elvis Taione, Nick Selway, Tom Fidler, Dave Markham, Tom Brown, Nicky Griffiths, Jack Burroughs

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