Jersey team for Nottingham battle04/10/2013
Jersey Rugby Football Club Director of Rugby, Ben Harvey has made four changes to his starting line-up ahead of this weekend's trip to Meadow Lane for the clash with Nottingham Rugby.
The Islanders' first regulatory away visit of the season pitches them against Martin Haag's Green and Whites this Sunday afternoon (Kick Off 15:00) as Jersey target an early win on the road in the Greene King IPA Championship.
Following narrow defeat to the Champions elect; Bristol last time out, Harvey's troops are raring to go with only one change to a strong forward pack as Ben Maidment replaces James Voss. Islander Voss suffered a worrying injury last weekend having started to game brightly and shown great promise, but he has worked hard to recover from the neck problem and takes a deserved spot on the bench.
Whilst in the backline; Nicky Griffiths is preferred at scrum-half, Drew Locke returns to full fitness in the centre and Tom Cooper gets the nod on the wing as Harvey continues to tinker with his side.
Top try scorer Ed Dawson has been ruled out with a muscle strain having impressed in all three GKIPA Championship matches this season, but is hoped to be back in contention in the coming weeks.
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Jersey RFC starting line-up:
15 Grant Pointer, 14 Mark McCrea, 13 Drew Locke, 12 Dai Bishop, 11 Tom Cooper, 10 Niall O'Connor, 9 Nicky Griffiths; 1 Sean McCarthy, 2 Elvis Taione, 3 David Young, 4 Nick Campbell, 5 Alex Rae ©, 6 Ben Maidment, 7 Joe Buckle, 8 Tom Brown.
Replacements: 16 David Felton, 17 Nick Selway, 18 Tom Fidler, 19 David Markham, 20 James Voss, 21 Jimmy Williams, 22 Aaron Penberthy.
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