News 2014-15

Biljon names line-up for league opener


Jersey Head Coach Harvey Biljon has confirmed his 22-man squad
for the opening Greene King IPA match of 2014/15, when the
Islanders travel to Birmingham to play a team they have yet to beat
in four attempts, Moseley. Saturday's game at Billesley Common
kicks off at 3pm.

Biljon said that the form showed by players during Jersey's
three pre-season games, wins over Ayr (43-0) and Blackheath (47-12)
and a 10-34 loss to a strong Bath side, was the key in making his

Strong showings by locks Dave Markham and Pierce Phillips earn
them the starting slots in Jersey's engine room; this means that
skipper Alex Rae, who returned from injury against Blackheath last
weekend, has to make do with a place on the bench while the team
will be led out by Ryan Hodson (pictured below in action
against Moseley last season).

Hodson Mose Sml

The starting front row includes new signings Martin Garcia-Veiga
and Harry Williams, while at half-back Jonny Bentley partners Ryan
Glynn, the latter turning out against the team he played for last

Two other former Moseley players are in the squad - winger Mark
Foster and prop Danny Herriot, who is among a full front row trio
on Jersey's bench.

"I've known for several weeks that selection would be difficult,
and certainly there have been tough calls to make," said Biljon.
"Moseley will present a very difficult opening test, especially on
home soil, but I'm confident I have the right men in place to put
on the sort of performance we are aspiring to."

A full preview to the match can be found HERE while an interview
with Harvey Biljon will be available from 12noon on http://youtu.be/7JT1woZvqUY

JRFC 1st XV vs Moseley (A), Greene King IPA

Saturday September 6th, 2014, k-o 3pm

1. Sam Lockwood
2. Martin Garcia-Veiga
3. Harry Williams
4. Pierce Phillips
5. Dave Markham
6. Nick Haining
7. Ryan Hodson (capt)
8. Paula Kaho
9. Ryan Glynn
10. Jonny Bentley
11. Ed Dawson
12. Lewis Robling
13. Drew Locke
14. Mark Foster
15. Tommy Bell

16. Ignacio Lancuba
17. Gareth Harris
18. Danny Herriot
19. Alex Rae
20. Michael Noone
21. Nicky Griffiths
22. Mark McCrea


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Why not come and chillout in the ‘Watering Hole’ before the game? A full-bar and food is available and you can enjoy some live music after the game.