Jersey Reds Athletic back Scott McClurg has been called up by Reds’ boss Harvey Biljon for Friday’s British & Irish Cup opener.
The former Les Quennevais pupil has been training part-time with the Championship squad and will take his place among the replacements for the home game against Yorkshire Carnegie.
Meanwhile, Jersey have also bolstered their injury-hit squad with the signing of forward Jake Upfield from Australia.
The 22-year-old has been playing for Bond University in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition, and was formerly a reserve for Australian Schoolboys.
Jersey Reds, beaten finalists in the B&I Cup last year, will be hoping to find form in the competition once again after losing their last three games in the Championship.
Tongan international Uili Kolo’ofa’i is set to make his first appearance this season, while the two new signings start on the bench.
Jersey Reds: Jason Worrall, Tom Pincus, Ellis Abrahams, Apakuki Ma’afu, Josh Hodson, Brendan Cope, Kieran Hardy; Roy Godfrey (c), Nick Selway, Jake Armstrong, James Voss, Uili Kolo’ofa’i, Rory Bartle, Conor Joyce, Matt Rogerson.
Replacements: Jack Macfarlane, Jordan Brodley, Alec Clarey, Jerry Sexton, Jake Upfield; Joel Dudley, Scott McClurg.