Jersey's starting XV for Saturday's trip to Bedford shows three
changes in the back-line.
Head Coach Harvey Biljon has chosen Mark McCrea (pictured
below) and Grant Pointer at wing in preference to Jack
Burroughs and Mark Foster, while Nicky Griffiths is given a start
at scrum-half with Ryan Glynn switched to the bench.
In the pack, loose-head prop Sam Lockwood returns after injury.
Ignacio Lancuba moves to the bench, where he is joined by veteran
Jon Brennan; tight-head Brennan is in line for his first league
appearance of the season, as is Tobias Hoskins, who will provide
three-quarter cover for the Islanders.
"Competition for places remains tight, and that has led to the
decision to give Mark McCrea and Grant opportunities this weekend,"
said Biljon. "We know we are in for a tough afternoon at Bedford
and the squad will need to be at their best if we are to compete
and have a shot at winning."
Jersey claimed the most important win of their two-year stay in
the Greene King IPA Championship on their last visit to Goldington
Road; a 31-41 victory secured an escape from relegation.
Jersey squad v Bedford (A) GKIPA Championship, Saturday
October 4th, k-o 3pm
1. Sam Lockwood
2. Martin Garcia-Veiga
3. Danny Herriott
4. Pierce Phillips
5. Alex Rae (capt)
6. Nick Haining
7. Ryan Hodson
8. Michael Noone
9. Nicky Griffiths
10. Jonny Bentley
11. Mark McCrea
12. Lewis Robling
13. Drew Locke
14. Grant Pointer
15. Tommy Bell
16. Gareth Harris
17. Ignacio Lancuba
18. Jon Brennan
19. Dave Markham
20. Paula Kaho
21. Ryan Glynn
22. Tobias Hoskins
21 Sep 2023
Chiefs visit Stade for first-ever Jersey encounter