News 2015-16

JRFC confirm four Siam squads


The 88 players who will represent Jersey RFC against their oldest rivals this weekend have been named.

The Reds will take on Guernsey Raiders at 1st XV level for the Ipes Siam Cup, as well as contesting the Fallaize Cup for 2nd XVs, Nash Cup (Veterans) and Ladies Siam.

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Prop Sean McCarthy, who made his Siam Cup debut at St Peter in 2013, will captain the Jersey 1st XV, who will be seeking to maintain a recent winning run in the Siam stretching back to 2009. McCarthy is part of a starting line-up that includes three Siam debuts: prop Chris Pople, lock Ed Howgate and centre Will Falle.

Partnering Falle in midfield will be Donovan Sanders, making a return to Jersey colours after training with the Jersey Athletic squad in recent weeks.

Four more players are set to make their Siam debuts off the bench: prop Jacob Carter, flanker and Jersey Athletic captain Stephen de Ste Croix, half-back Alex Jeffery and threequarter Jonny Glendening.

The rivals Islands agreed new eligibility rules for this season's Siam to combat the three-level gap between where the two 1st XVs play. Those professional players selected by Jersey must have played for the club for a minimum of three seasons.  

Jersey 2nd XV (Fallaize Cup, 12.30pm), also include some Siam Cup experience in the shape of number 8 Charlie Clyde-Smith and centre Ashley Maggs, plus a number of Colts players who suffered an agonising 15-12 defeat in the Junior Siam last weekend.

After breaking a lengthy losing streak at Footes Lane two years ago, Jersey Wanderers will be looking to make it three wins in a row in the Nash Cup match that opens the day's rugby at 10am. The Ladies teams will kick-off at 11.30am in their third competitive encounter of the season, Guernsey having claimed a win double in their encounters in Women's National Championship South East South 1.

The Reds will be invading Guernsey en masse, with the entire party of players, officials and supporters travelling back together on the evening ferry, hoping to have some silverware as part of their hand luggage.

A pre-Siam Cup evening will take place at Jersey RFC on Friday night. Supporters are invited to watch the final training session, the so-called Captain's Run, for the Siam Cup squad on pitch 1, at 6pm after which Siam Cup ties will be presented at 7pm. The clubhouse bar will be open from 5.30- 8pm, with free nibbles and there will also be a chance to pick up bargain offers from the club shop, which is having a total clearance sale ahead of the arrival of new lines in the summer.

For some Siam Cup history and account of recent matches, see HERE - for a report on the 2015 Siam, see HERE

Jersey 1st XV (Ipes Siam Cup) (Siam debuts marked *)

1.  Sean McCarthy (c)
2.  Nick Selway
3.  Chris Pople *
4.  Nick Campbell
5.  Ed Howgate *
6.  Dave Markham
7.  Tim Corson
8.  Brian Rennison
9.  Joel Dudley
10. Aaron Penberthy
11. Ed Dawson
12. Will Falle *
13. Donovan Sanders
14. Ryan Morgan
15. Jack Burroughs

16. David Felton
17. Jacob Carter *
18. Stephen De Ste Croix *
19. Joe Buckle
20. Alex Jeffrey *
21. Johnny Glendening *
22. Richie Stevens

Coaches: Harvey Biljon, Myles Landick and Alex Rae
Physiotherapists: Alena Dostalova, Chloe Montgomery and Emma Nelson
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jim Molony
Analyst: Brendan O'Neill
Team Manager: Guy Hinks

Jersey 2nd XV (Fallaize Cup)

1.  Gerr Collins
2.  Andrew Pitcher (c)
3.  David Day
4.  Tom Tilstone
5. Nathan Thomas
6.  Chris Voss
7.  Bryn Edwards
8.  Charlie Clyde-Smith
9.  Christian Lowe
10.  Wayne Boschat
11.  Adam Spencer
12.  Ashley Maggs
13.  Max Whelan
14.  Rupert Lee
15.  Simon Johnson

16.  Danny Curzons
17.  Jack Lowe
18.  Adam Mansfield
19.  Euan Spencer
20.  Archie Duncan
21.  Christian Weald
22.  James Dempsey

Team Managers: Radley Montgomery and Bob Shambrook
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Rai Garcia-Singh
Physiotherapist: Verity Simon

Jersey Wanderers (Nash Cup)

1. Daniel Curzons (c)
2. Graeme Stokes
3. Billy Bond
4. Richard Vetier
5. Alex Walker
6. Paul Maltby
7. Ed O'Brien
8. Ivan Murphy
9. Jerry Willis
10. Philip Walker
11. Paul Nayar
12. Craig Simeon
13. Matt Davenport-Brown
14. Leon Gocoul
15. William Church

16. Paul Kempster
17. Ian Troy
18. Bob Humphrys
19. Neil Welsh
20. Rory Steel
21. Justin Hewgill
22. Pat Dean

Physio: Verity Simon

Jersey Ladies (Ladies Siam)

1. Kim Vallance
2. Cara Mackay
3. Beth Rosser
4. Anel Crowther
5. Amy Carter
6. Giselle Gosselin
7. Fiona Maclean
8. Laura Poingdestre (c)
9. Natasha Eastwood
10. Lauren Lowe
11. Estefania Santos Barea
12. Laura Clapham
13. Rosie Corbett
14. Tracey Da Costa
15. Katie Silva

16. Elsa Moya
17. Ann Brien
18. Stephanie Cox
19. Sara Felton
20. Jo Butters
21. Lucy Hart
22. Caroline Musardo

Coaches: Dave Markham, Rhys Owen
Physiotherapist: Adam Fosse




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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.