Jersey has been chosen as a training camp for The British and Irish Lions squad.
The rugby team will spend at least ten days in the island before departing on their tour of South Africa on 27 June.
The team will then fly straight to Edinburgh for a friendly match against Japan before heading on tour.
Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland initially visited Jersey in February.
While it is a win for Jersey, the news means the Lions won't be heading to Guernsey. Gatland's visit to the Bailiwick earlier in the month received some backlash when it transpired he hadn't had to adhere to travel restrictions. Guernsey's chief minister says that reaction cost them the opportunity. However others say, under the circumstances, Jersey may have had the edge - but still a disappointing day.