Rugby union: Burton calls for passion play

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It’s a game where we’ll need passion to win,’ explained coach Dai Burton.

‘In our last couple of games we started to get into a pattern.

Our strength is in the pack at the moment, so we’ll aim to disrupt them and then attack from midfield.’Although they finished close to the bottom of the league last year we only beat them 7-6 away and it was also close at St Peter’s, when they played ten-man rugby for most of the game before they passed the ball out for a nice try from one of their centres.’They’re a side which never gives up.

And, despite their position last year, I’ve been told they recruited players at the start of the season so they must be a pretty good team at the moment.’This time last season it was Jersey high up the table and the visitors to St Peter (kick-off 2.30 pm) near the bottom; as Jersey look forward to playing their first home game of the season the situation is reversed, and if they are to have any chance of promotion, this is one game they have to win.Old Wimbledonians, however, will be confident; and if Jersey don’t knock them out of their stride early on, the longer the game continues, the more dangerous they’ll become.’Last year our main strength was in defence,’ said Burton.

‘That isn’t the case this year – so we’ll have to attack more.’ That is one of the reason why he wants passion; passion, and to turn whatever possession they have into points.Team: Jon Brennan, Bob Le Brocq, Marcus Nobes, Roger Quirk, Danny McAlister, Ian Henderson, Pat Dean, Andy Allan, Paul Nayar, Phil Walker, Jim Milner, Jon Swift, Steve O’Brien, Chris Butler, Mark White.

Subs: Ken Moore, Richie Griffiths, Darren Toudic.

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