Rugby: Resolute Reds seek second lightning strike

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The Islanders produced a staggering performance last Saturday, in front of a record-breaking St Peter crowd, to shock Championship leaders London Irish and inflict a first league defeat of the season on the Exiles.

While that was an historic result, one which will live long in the memory of those who witnessed it, beating Irish at Reading’s Madejski Stadium to reach the B&I Cup final for the first time would surely rank among the most momentous occasions in the club’s history. It appears daunting, but it’s a challenge Harvey Biljon and his team are relishing.

Jersey Reds squad: Jake Woolmore, Joe Buckle, Simon Kerrod, Pierce Phillips, Dave McKern, James Freeman (capt), Gary Graham, Nick Haining; Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Nick Scott, Kuki Ma’afu, Jordan Davies, George Watkins, Jack Cuthbert.

Replacements: Nick Selway, Sean McCarthy, Jake Armstrong, Uili Kolo’ofa’i, Max Argyle, Joel Dudley, George Eastwell.

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