Jersey have nothing to lose – but glory to gain

JERSEY'S squad land in Dublin on Saturday afternoon, looking to scupper Leinster plans to celebrate Christmas early with a brace of home wins in the Heineken and British & Irish Cups.

James Copsey gets a slot on the wing in Dublin
James Copsey gets a slot on the wing in Dublin

JERSEY'S squad land in Dublin on Saturday afternoon, looking to scupper Leinster plans to celebrate Christmas early with a brace of home wins in the Heineken and British & Irish Cups.

While most attention in the Irish capital is on today’s European clash with Clermont Auvergne – close to 50,000 spectators will be at the Aviva Stadium – Jersey’s focus will be their return match against Leinster A on Sunday.

The Islanders lost by four points at St Peter last weekend and looking for the revenge win that will maintain their hopes of qualifying for the B&I knock-out stages.

Leinster, meanwhile, will expect Pontypridd to move clear at the top of pool five with a home win over Leeds today and want to get back on terms with the Welsh side ahead of their meeting in Dublin in the next round.

Full story in Saturday's JEP

Comments for: "Jersey have nothing to lose – but glory to gain"

Nick

To be honest. I don't really think Leinster give much of a care how their development team of juniors does against Jersey. If they beat Clermont in the Heineken Cup then whatever the dregs of their setup do, is just a side issue.

Its not really even their 'A' side. Their 'A' side tends to play in the Magners League and they rest their big guns for the Heineken matches. Its more like the Leinster Development XV.

Tom

Alright Nick you don't have to cry about it!