Nicky Griffiths to leave Jersey


Jersey's Nicky Griffiths is to leave the club after three-and-a-half years. The scrum-half is to return to his home in South Wales for family reasons and has reached a mutual agreement with JRFC to be released from the final six months of his two-year contract.

Griffiths, who has also represented Wales at seven-a-side, Under 21 and Under 18 levels, arrived on the Island in summer 2011 as Jersey prepared for their first season in National Division One; he departs as the club lie sixth in the Greene King IPA Championship.

"It's been a great journey, and I'm disappointed to be leaving the Island," he said. " I'm grateful that the club have been supportive in agreeing my release so that I'm able to return to Wales."

Griffiths added: "I've loved my time in Jersey, and it's become a real home-from-home. There have been some great moments, including winning National One and the final day of last season when we won at Bedford, and I'll have some special memories of my time here.

"I'd like to thank everyone connected with the club for all they've done and particularly the fans for their great support."

Jersey RFC Chairman Bill Dempsey said: "Nicky has played a major part in what the club has achieved during his time here and we'll be sad to see him go. But personal matters have arisen which have left him wanting to return home to his family - we respect his position and he departs with our best wishes for the future."

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