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Tough win for Jersey RFC against bottom side Moseley

Jersey came away with tough 22-18 win against bottom of the championship Moseley as they returned to St Peter for the first time in five weeks.

Moseley gave the Islanders no room to breath and even forced Jersey to go into half-time a point behind.

The reds rallied in the second scoring two quick tries through James Freeman and Uili Kolo'ofai. Moseley refused to surrender however and scored a try of their own, not letting the home side get too far away.

In the end it was Jersey who controlled the game, pushing for a bonus point try but not quite managing to get across the line.

Head Coach Harvey Biljon says his players will be disappointed they did not secure a bonus point but that they did well to get the win in the first place:

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Biljon: My squad showed a good attitude

Jersey Rugby Club's Head Coach says his squad got a lot out of yesterday's friendly against Welsh side Scarlets.

The Reds went down 27-40 at St Peter.

Dut despite the defeat, Harvey Biljon is pleased with his players' attitude.

He says there are lesson to take away from the encounter, but overall it was a good day's work.

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Reds face Scarlets in pre-season friendly

Jersey Rugby Club face Scarlets for today's pre-season friendly.

It's the first time the Reds have faced a Guinness Pro 12 side.

Four players make their first appearances of the new season: fly-half Aaron Penberthy, Fautua Otto, and props Ben Featherstone and Sam Lockwood.

Kick off's 4pm at St Peter.

Harvey Biljon's side then face Blackheath next weekend.

Jersey RFC set for Scarlets test

Jersey RFC are likely to face their stiffest pre-season test when they take on the Scarlets tomorrow at St Peter.

The match against the Welsh professional side, who compete in the Pro 12, is the second of three fixtures ahead of the new Championship campaign which gets underway in three weeks.

Harvey Biljon is aiming to give game time to all 36 members of his squad, with the pre-season schedule culminating in a home match against National One side, Blackheath, next Saturday.

Jersey RFC team to play the Scarlets:

Backs: 15 Rich Lane, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Fautua Otto, 12 Lewis Robling, 11 Mark McCrea, 10 Aaron Penberthy, 9 Jack Moates

Forwards: 1 Sam Lockwood, 2 Nick Selway, 3 Ben Featherstone, 4 Pierce Phillips, 5 Nick Campbell, 6 Alex Rae (capt), 7 James Freeman, 8 Nick Haining

Reynolds warns against complacency in relegation fight

Guernsey RFC

Guernsey RFC Head Coach Jordan Reynolds has warned his team to be wary of their ‘desperate’ opposition in a crucial fortnight in their battle against relegation.

The Sarnians have won four of their last five fixtures and now face the division’s bottom two clubs CS Rugby (March 21) and Tring (March 28) in the coming weeks.

Guernsey recorded a shock win at promotion chasing London Irish Wild Geese last week, but Reynolds says these games could prove more difficult in their own way.

“I think honestly playing these bottom sides is more dangerous, they can’t have the complacency in their game they’ll just throw the kitchen sink at us.

“If we can take a win we’ll be a long way away from the relegation zone.

“We’ve always raised our game against the bigger team because of the pre-season matches we play and the Siam Cup, but we have to try and put it out of our mind that these two teams are at the bottom of the league.”

– Jordan Reynolds, Guernsey RFC Head Coach
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