Rugby: Reds optimistic match will go ahead

Rugby. Jersey Reds v Cornish Pirates. Picture: JON GUEGAN
Jersey Reds are due to host Championship rivals Cornish Pirates in the last eight of the British & Irish Cup on Friday Picture: JON GUEGAN

JERSEY REDS remain optimistic that tonight's British & Irish Cup quarter-final will go ahead as planned, despite think fog causing travel disruptions across the Channel Islands.

The Reds are due to play Cornish Pirates at St Peter on Friday night, but the opposition are yet to arrive in the Island.

However, with the men from Penzance now due to fly over from Exeter on Friday afternoon, Reds chairman Mark Morgan is confident the match will go ahead as planned.

'The Cornish Pirates are due to leave from Penzance shortly to travel to Exeter to catch this afternoon's flight to Jersey, due to arrive at 4.30 pm,' he said

'We have noted the forecast for improved weather conditions this afternoon and remain optimistic that the rest of their journey will proceed as planned in order that the game goes ahead.'

The current forecast, which can be viewed here, suggests the fog should clear by lunchtime, with sunny periods developing this afternoon.

Tonight's game is due to kick-off at 7.45 pm.




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