Tomorrow will be Jersey's second and final
pre-season friendly match before the start of the Greene King IPA
Championship in only a few weeks as they battle with old rivals
Coventry RFC at St. Peter (KO 4pm).
There are three changes to the Jersey
starting line-up, including Tom Cooper having impressed from the
bench last time out, Mark McCrea returning from injury and a first
start for tight-head prop Dave Young. Newly signed prop Nick Selway
will feature immediately in the Jersey squad as he takes his place
as a replacement with another four summer signings also named in a
strong substitutes bench.
After last Saturday's defeat to Aviva
Premiership Champions Leicester Tigers, Jersey' front-row forwards
Jon Brennan and Tom Fidler will miss the match through injury as
does fellow injured loose-head Myles Landick.
Captain Alex Rae will again lead the side
out for only the second time against his home town Club, Coventry.
Rae said: "I'm really looking forward to the match, it always means
a lot to play against your home town club, but it is a vital match
in our preparations for the league campaign.
"It was disappointing to loose heavily to
Tigers, but I think we learnt a lot and gave a decent account of
ourselves in our first match together as a new unit. The group have
trained hard all week and we are looking to grasp our first win of
Jersey starting line-up:
15 Grant Pointer
14 Mark McCrea
13 Drew Locke
12 Tom Cooper
11 Mark Foster
10 Niall O'Connor
9 Nicky Griffiths
1 Sean McCarthy
2 Elvis Taione
3 Dave Young
4 Nick Campbell
5 Alex Rae
6 Fred Silcock
7 Joe Buckle
8 Tom Brown
16. Dave Felton, 17. Luke Stratford, 18.
Nick Selway, 19. Rob Anderson, 20. Dave Markham, 21. James Voss,
22. Ben Maidment, 23. Jimmy Williams, 24. Joel Dudley, 25. Dai
Bishop, 26. Ed Dawson, 27. James Copsey, 28. Jack
Why not come a chillout in the supporters marquee before the game, A fully stocked bar and food is available, seated and standing tables, on a first come first served basis and a great place to meet the Reds supporters.