Island prepares for home league opener


Jersey's players are getting ready for the crucial opening home game in this season's Greene King IPA Championship.

After being disappointed not to win at Moseley last Saturday - the game finished 22-all - the Islanders are looking for their first win of the new season. It will be a tough match - visitors Doncaster Knights won 27-6 at home to Plymouth Albion on Saturday, and will be out for revenge after the 13-10 defeat at St Peter sealed their relegation from the Championship in April 2013.

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Captains Michael Hills (Doncaster) and Alex Rae (Jersey)

The big match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, but ahead of that the players and coaches will be in Royal Square in St Helier on Wednesday from 1 to 1.45pm. There'll be a chance for supporters to meet the whole squad, find out how they're shaping up before the big game and perhaps get hold of some club kit.

To avoid the queues at St Peter on match-day, get your tickets (priced £15 for adults) in advance from:

  • JRFC on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - call 499929 to confirm opening times
  • The JEP offices, Five Oaks, St Saviour from 8.30am until 5pm every day until Friday
  • Red Properties, St Helier from 9am to 5pm every day until Friday

Don't forget that under 18s can gain free admission to the match, while student tickets cost £5 and adult members pay £10. I/D or membership cards must be produced for all discounted tickets on the gate.

Finally, don't forget the regular Friday evening pre-match reception in the Barclays Pavilion from 5.30- 7.30pm - a chance for some pre-match banter with supporters of both clubs.

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