Jersey DoR Ben Harvey has
continued to rotate his Island side with seven changes to his
starting line-up for the away trip to Ulster Ravens in the British
& Irish Cup (Kick Off 19:30 tomorrow).
Harvey's troops will be looking to continue their great form in
league and cup following victory over Ayr last time out at St.
Peter as the Islanders target progression from the Pool stages of
this year's cup competition.
Jersey born Jack Burroughs and Ed Dawson keep their positions at
full-back and wing respectively with former Ulster man Mark McCrea
making up an exciting back three division on his return to
Also returning to his old stomping ground having only left this
summer is Niall O'Connor who regains the starting outside-half
berth for the clash with his home Province. He is partnered at
half-back by Joel Dudley who impressed heavily from the
replacements bench last time out.
In the forwards there are a couple of notable changes with
Island born hooker Luke Stratford set for his start in full Jersey
colours alongside Dave Young and Tom Fidler. Alex Rae returns to
the boilerhouse to captain the side and Ben Maidment gets the nod
at the back of the scrum.
Harvey has selected another strong replacements bench with Nick
Selway keeping his place in the squad following his strong
performance against Ayr. Nicky Griffiths, Dai Bishop and last
week's try scorer James Copsey complete the substitutes and will
look to add strength in the later stages of the clash with European
To read the Jersey RFC big match preview please click on the
Jersey RFC starting line-up:
15 Jack Burroughs, 14 Mark McCrea, 13 Drew Locke, 12 Tom Cooper,
11 Ed Dawson, 10 Niall O'Connor, 9 Joel Dudley, 1 Tom Fidler, 2
Luke Stratford, 3 David Young, 4 David Markham, 5 Alex Rae ©, 6
James Voss, 7 Joe Buckle, 8 Ben Maidment.
Replacements: 16 Sean McCarthy, 17 David Felton, 18 Nick Selway,
19 Nick Campbell, 20 Nicky Griffiths, 21 David Bishop, 22 James
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