Rugby Union: Jersey team privileged to meet Navy

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Against a Navy team made up of 1st team players and members of the Naval Academy, he sees this as a ‘proper’ first team fixture or, as he explains it: ‘Pretty much a first team fixture and a privileged one too.

The players should be privileged to play against a Services side like this.’We’re all looking forward to the game; realistically we can win it and we’ll have fun.

We’ll try some moves and I want us to move the ball a great deal more than we have done in league games.’With the absence of Hampshire under-20 players Josh Chamier and Ross Allan, who play in the UK on Sunday, he finds a place as hooker for Wayne Audrain, while last year’s regular, Dave Carswell, returns after a lengthy lay-off, because of injury, to centre.Paul Woodcock also returns to the second row and, as a prelude to next week’s away game to Old Wimbledonians, who are currently second in London South-West Division III, this could well be a game when some of the players on the fringes of the 1st XV make a name for themselves.’All 22 will play,’ said Burton, heartened that one by one players are coming back from injury, or holiday, and that up to 35 players are regularly turning up for training.Kick-off, at St Peter, is at 2.30 pm.Team: Jon Brennan, Wayne Audrain, Marcus Nobes, Paul Woodcock, Danny McAllister, John Allo, Ian Henderson, Andy Allen, Arnou Helmholt-Kneisel, Phil Walker, Andy Whelan, Dave Carswell, Gareth Jeffreys, Mark Le Mottee, Mark White.

Subs: Danny Curzons, Ken Moore, Darren Toudic, Hugh Bond, Richie Griffiths, Steve Mee and Matt Collins.Royal Navy: PO Nick Bartlett (captain), HMS Flying Fox; L/A Jan Laity, HMS Invincible; AEM John Court, RNAS Culdrose; LPT Glen Cavanagh, HMS Raleigh; AEM Marsh Cormack, RNAS Yeovilton; S/LT Will Blackett, BRNC Dartmouth; 2nd LT (RM) Will Pilkington, 45 CDO; AEM Justin Doney, HMS Sultan; WEA Wayne John, HMS Collingwood; S/LT Tim Southall, BRNC Dartmouth; MNE Gareth Fear, 42 CDO; DIV Jamie Caruana, HMS Raleigh; LMRA Michael Slater, HMS Chatham; CH Josh Drauninui, HMS Raleigh; DIV Lee Colgate, Defence Diving School.

Subs: OM (W) James Geraty, HMS Collingwood; OM(AW) Marc Roberts, HMS Chatham; PO Fraser Pearson, HMS Talent; MNE Matt Longhorn, 45 CDO; MNE Gazz Evans, 45 CDO; AEM Chris Davies, RNAS Culdrose; AEM James Hearsey, RNAS Yeovilton.Training Support Group:Head Coach/Chairman of Selection, LT Mike Connolly, HMS Flying Fox; Team Manager, WO Soapy Watson, HMS Collingwood.

Coach, LT Stephen Wrigglesworth, HMS Collingwood; Kit Manager, POPT Filo Beddow, HMS Collingwood.

Team Doctor, Penny Atkinson; Team Physio, Lynsey Colquhoun.

RN RDO – CPOPT Billy May.

Committee: Bob Penfold MBE, Warrant Officer (PT).

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