1. ITV Report

Reds ready to begin 'new cycle' in France

Jersey Reds head coach Harvey Biljon says his team are entering a new cycle as they travel to France this weekend for the first of three pre-season matches.

Eleven of the club's 20 new signings will start against RC Vannes on Saturday night, with two more new faces among the replacements.

Of the XV, only back George Eastwell and forwards Nick Selway, Jake Armstrong, and Uili Kolo'ofa'i were with the Reds last season as they enjoyed their best ever campaign.

Biljon’s men have two more warm-ups, with a home match against National League 1 Coventry and a trip to Premiership Harlequins to come, before Doncaster Knights visit St Peter on the opening weekend of the Championship.

Jersey Reds squad to face RC Vannes (KO Saturday 18:00 BST, Arzon):

Backs (15-9): Tom Pincus, Josh Hodson, Mark Best, George Eastwell, Jason Worrall, Oli Bryant, Tim Duchesne.

Forwards (1-8): Roy Godfrey, Nick Selway, Jake Armstrong, Uili Kolo'ofa'i, Jerry Sexton, Rory Bartle, Conor Joyce, Rory Pitman.

Replacements: Jack Macfarlane, Jake Woolmore, Jordan Brodley, James Voss, Matt Rogerson, Max Argyle; Kieran Hardy, Brendan Cope, 'Apakuki Ma'afu, Ross Adair.

  • Watch: Jersey Reds head coach Harvey Biljon on their French test.