Jersey Reds will test themselves against Gallagher Premiership opponents as they build up to the 2022/23 league campaign with home fixtures against London Irish and Bath Rugby.
London Irish will visit the Island during the last full week of August, culminating with a game against the Reds on the afternoon of Saturday August 27th. It will be the first meeting between the clubs since they locked horns during the 2018/19 Championship season, which included a memorable 17-14 home win for the Reds against their table-topping visitors.
The Reds last played Bath in a pre-season game at Stade Santander International in August 2014, with the visitors winning 10-34. A number of players have moved between the clubs since then, the most recent example being back row man Wes White earning an opportunity at the top level and leaving Jersey at the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.
Jersey Reds against Bath will be played on the evening of Friday September 2nd.
Director of Rugby Harvey Biljon said: “We’re really looking forward to the new season and want to really test our new squad ahead of the Championship kick-off – that’s certainly what they’ll get against both London Irish and Bath.”
The Reds are set to have a further pre-season match, to be played on the third weekend of August, with details due to be announced shortly. The first round of the 2022/23 RFU Championship is scheduled to take place on the second weekend of September.
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