Player-Coach Ben Evans has left Jersey Rugby Club. The former
Welsh international, who came to the Island in summer 2011, met
club officials this week, with Chairman Bill Dempsey issuing a
statement after the meeting.
"We regret to announce that Ben Evans is giving up his role as
Player-Coach," Dempsey said. "This decision was reached by mutual
consent, after a review in which the challenges of combining the
two elements of his role were discussed.
"It was agreed that it would be in the best interests of all
parties for Ben to relinquish his position. This will enable him to
pursue other career ambitions, while the rugby club regroups and
focuses on the second half of a very important season."
Director of Rugby Ben Harvey paid tribute to Evans' contribution
during his time with Jersey.
"Ben was a very positive presence in our squad from the moment
he arrived, and played a major role, both on and off the field, in
our successful campaign as champions of National One last season,"
Harvey said. "His passion and commitment towards Jersey rugby were
never in doubt and he leaves with our very best wishes for the
The attention of the playing and coaching staff at JRFC now
switches to the British & Irish Cup tie against Leinster 'A' at
St Peter this Saturday.
18 May 2023
DoR pays tribute to leaving players after title-winning season