New signing for Jersey RFC

NEWSPAPERS in Ireland are reporting that Jersey RFC have signed Connacht winger Mark McCrea for the remainder of the season and next year.

25-year-old Mark McCrea has reportedly signed for Jersey RFC
25-year-old Mark McCrea has reportedly signed for Jersey RFC

NEWSPAPERS in Ireland are reporting that Jersey RFC have signed Connacht winger Mark McCrea for the remainder of the season and next year.

Although the move has yet to be confirmed by Jersey, the Irish media have widely reported that the 25-year-old has been released early from his two-year contract with the Irish Pro 12 club.

McCrea was born in Belfast and joined Connacht in 2011. While he has played mainly with the Connacht Eagles this season in the British & Irish Cup, he started on the wing against Glasgow Warriors in September and scored an early try for his side. He also has three caps for Ireland A.

Connacht Rugby team manager Tim Allnutt is reported as saying: 'We'd like to thank Mark for his dedication and hard work at Connacht over the last two seasons. We wish him all the best with Jersey RFC and with his future rugby career.'

Full report in Tuesday's JEP

Comments for: "New signing for Jersey RFC"

Pip Clement

Jersey is locked in a battle to avoid relegation with Doncaster and Moseley with only a few points between the teams and not a lot of games to go.

Maybe there will be a decisive knock out or it could remain a nail biter to the end.

Jambo

Why not give the local players a chance...after all that's what rugby should be all about.

When Jersey get relegated, will they go into administration?

horsemeater

Frankly who cares? Jrfc have made a rod fo rtheir own back now and will go under if there is relagation. No rfu handout in div 1. Local rugby has suffered because of it and the club dont seem realise. Nowhere to go for aspiring players except off island as Harvey is not looking anywhere but outside of Jersey for players to come through the ranks.

jrfc killed local rugby.

thanks

Wrecker

???? Jersey Rugby Club is an iconic mark of success and you jump on their backs! That is unbelievable. I doubt they will go down and then they can build for next season. Is life just about winning. Maintaining high standards is more important and second to the brilliant standard of sport and money they bring to the island. Get real people!!

Pip Clement

Looking at the remaining games Jersey really does need all the luck it can get to remain in the Championship.

If they lose the next few games and Doncaster and Moseley win one or two then it will be all over and back to National 1 for next year.

Mincepies

Couldn't agree more horsemeater, these comments all get beaten down by the 'what shall we do with the kids on a Saturday afternoon', new found rugby fans, but jrfc really has killed the sport for local people. All the players my age have given up and taken up other sports. When all these second rate, failed prem players can't be paid for anymore what's going to happen?