Jersey name squad for Plymouth Cup test


Jersey head to Devon seeking a second win in three games in this season's British & Irish Cup.

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Brickfields in Plymouth has been a happy hunting ground for the Islanders, with wins in both meetings there against Plymouth Albion in the Greene King IPA Championship. But Jersey know the hosts will be striving hard for the win that could kick-start their B&I Cup campaign after defeats against Leinster 'A' and Carmarthen.

Jersey currently lie second in pool 5 of the B&I, with five points, three behind leaders - and Cup holders - Leinster 'A'.

Head Coach Harvey Biljon has made a number of changes to his squad, particularly in the backs, where Grant Pointer (pictured below), who moves from wing to full-back, is the only player who started last Friday's match against Leinster 'A' in Dublin.


Jersey's starting pack is a more settled unit, with three changes from the 26-6 defeat at Donnybrook: Gareth Harris comes in at hooker in place of Martin Garcia-Veiga, while in the back row captain Alex Rae is selected at blind-side flanker while Joe Buckle will be on the opposite side of the scrum.

This weekend is the third and final round of the first phase of this season's B&I Cup, which will resume in five weeks' time when Plymouth make the return trip to Jersey on Friday November 28th. The game will be the second on the Island in three weeks for Albion, who will also contest a league match at St Peter on Saturday November 8th when the Greene King IPA Championship resumes.

Jersey squad v Plymouth Albion - British & Irish Cup (Pool 5), Saturday October 25th, Brickfields, Plymouth - k-o 3pm

Backs (15-9)
Grant Pointer
Mark Foster
David Bishop
Tobias Hoskins
Mark McCrea
Aaron Penberthy
Joel Dudley

Forwards (1-8)
Ignacio Lancuba
Gareth Harris
Danny Herriott
Nick Campbell
Dave Markham
Alex Rae (capt)
Joe Buckle
Michael Noone

Martin Garcia-Veiga
Jon Brennan
Nick Haining
Ryan Hodson
Ryan Glynn
Lewis Robling
Jack Burroughs

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