Jersey R.F.C.

Jersey R.F.C.
Full name Jersey Rugby Football Club
Founded 1879
Location Jersey
Chairman Mike Engelman
Coach(es) Ben Harvey
League(s) National 1
2011-12 4th
Team kit
Official website

Jersey Rugby Football Club are a Jersey rugby club[1] in the National League 1[2] and play at St. Peter. Last season JRFC won their play-off at Twickenham and also beat their greatest rivals Guernsey to win the Siam Cup. Jersey gained promotion by beating Loughborough Students and are now in National League 1. Jersey play at St. Peter



Older History

Rugby has been played in Jersey since 1879 with breaks for war and the Nazi occupation but the modern era started when the club acquired the land for a permanent home in Saint Peter near Jersey Airport in 1961; the original wooden clubhouse was built in 1964, its approximate location was in the middle of the Jersey Bowl carpark. From the early 1970s, when tourism in the island was at its peak, Jersey attracted many of rugby’s top clubs who could combine a break from their regular fixtures with a game against the JRFC.

This period culminated with a very successful Centenary year in 1979, teams with international players came over to play and help celebrate this event - JPR Williams being one of the most famous! This decade left the club with an unequalled collection of plaques and memorabelia; teams coming from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia (the beachguard connection) and Holland.

Modern History

The current clubhouse was opened in September 1994 and corresponded approximately with the start of the leagues; by then Jersey could not rely on random visiting sides and had to join the league in Hampshire.

In the summer of 2010 the new Lord Jersey Stand was built between the 1st XV pitch and the Airport Road and the Pavilion, with kitchen and bar, to the east of the main club facilities. This was to provide amenities for the increasing number of spectators due to the further success of the 1st XV.

The last few years have seen the first team work its way up the National Leagues, winning the overall National League 3 in 2010 and progressing to National League 2 South. Most recently in 2011, Jersey were promoted to National League 1 through a play-off game at home to Loughborough Students.[3]

Siam Cup

The Siam Cup is the annual Rugby Union competition held between the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. It was first contested in 1920.[4] The trophy awarded its winner is the second oldest rugby honour contested after the Calcutta Cup.[5]

Current Squad

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
David Felton Hooker
Charlie Clyde-Smith Hooker
Jon Brennan Prop
Myles Landick Prop
Russell Holland Prop
Dai Maddocks Prop
James Ellershaw Prop
Ben Evans[6] Prop
Paul Rodgers (c) Lock
Nathan Hannay Lock
Toby Clyde-Smith Lock
Guy Thompson Flanker
Kingsley Lang Flanker
Steve O’Brien Flanker
Graham Bell Flanker
Nick Trower Number 8
Player Position Union
Nicky Griffiths Scrum-half
Brendan O'Brian Scrum-half
Dave McCormack Scrum-half
Ross Broadfoot Fly-half
Tom Turner Fly-half
Chris Levesley Fly-half
Donovan Sanders Centre
David Bishop Centre
Ashley Maggs Wing
James Copsey Wing
Ed Dawson Wing
Sam Fuller Wing
Michel Le Bourgeois Fullback
Glenn Bryce[7] Fullback

Results 2010 / 2011 Season

Fylde 29-27 Jersey

Jersey 33-8 Birmingham & Solihull

Blackheath 23-27 Jersey

Jersey 15-26 Ealing Trailfinders

Rosslyn Park 9-24 Jersey

Cinderford 19-16 Jersey

Jersey 45-5 Wharfedale

Stourbridge 18-19 Jersey

Jersey 31-10 Sedgley Park

Blaydon 6-12 Jersey

Jersey 51-21 Barking

Cambridge 13-54 Jersey

Jersey 26-8 Tynedale[8]


Saturday 26th November 2011

Macclesfield - Jersey

Saturday 3rd December 2011

Jersey - Coventry

Saturday 10th December 2011

Birmingham & Solihull - Jersey

Saturday 17th December 2011

Jersey - Blackheath

Saturday 7th January 2012

Ealing Trailfinders - Jersey

Saturday 14th January 2012

Jersey - Rosslyn Park

Saturday 21st January 2012

Jersey - Cinderford

Saturday 28th January 2012

Wharfedale - Jersey

Saturday 11th February 2012

Jersey - Stourbridge

Saturday 18th February 2012

Sedgley Park - Jersey

Saturday 3rd March 2012

Jersey - Blaydon

Saturday 10th March 2012

Barking - Jersey

Saturday 24th March 2012

Jersey - Cambridge

Saturday 31st March 2012

Tynedale - Jersey

Saturday 14th April 2012

Jersey - Macclesfield

Saturday 21st April 2012

Coventry - Jersey

Saturday 28th April 2012

Jersey - Fylde[9]


Team Played Points
1) Ealing Trailfinders 13 53
2) Fylde 13 46
3) Rosslyn Park 13 44
4) Jersey 13 43
5) Blackheath 13 40
6) Cambridge 13 40
7) Macclesfield 13 40
8) Coventry 13 39
9) Sedgley Park 13 33
10) Tynedale 13 32
11) Blaydon 13 32
12) Cinderford 13 27
13) Wharfedale 13 22
14) Barking 13 20
15) Birmingham & Solihull 13 16
16) Stourbridge 13 16



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