Post-Siam departure of JRFC players29/04/2015
The departures of a number of members of the current Jersey RFC 1st XV squad have been confirmed. The following players will be leaving the squad after this weekend's Ipes Siam Cup: Ben Maidment, David Bishop, Drew Locke, Gareth Harris, Grant Pointer, Harry Williams, Jonny Bentley, Mark Foster, Mick Noone, Myles Landick, Paula Kaho, Ryan Glynn, Ryan Hodson and Tobias Hoskins.
"These players won't be with us next season for a number of reasons," said Head Coach Harvey Biljon. "Some are giving up professional rugby, a number have confirmed new deals elsewhere and others have yet to finalise their plans, but each and every one of them has played a part in what we have achieved. I'm very grateful for their contributions, and hope they'll be given a warm send-off at the Siam Cup."
Biljon has been finalising his 2015/16 squad, with a number of new signings announced. Further announcements are expected shortly.
This Saturday's Ipes Siam Cup marks the final game of the season for Jersey and their Channel Island rivals Guernsey, who will be competing for the historic trophy for the 75th time. The 1st XV match kicks off at 3pm and will be preceded by matches between the respective Veterans, 2nd XV and Ladies teams. Superman actor Henry Cavill will be a special guest at St Peter in his role of Ambassador for Durrell Wildlife Trust, which will be the beneficiary of a number of fund-raising events on the day.
Tickets for Saturday's event are available in advance from the JT Rewards website, and on the day. Admission is £10 for non-members, £5 for members and free for Under 18s.