Burton hoping for first victory over Sevenoaks RFC

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And, although Jersey director of coaching, Dai Burton, is cautious about the game, if their current record is anything to go by, Sevenoaks will leak points – despite being seventh in the table they have already conceded 333 of them this season.

Burton, however, is more interested in another statistic he wants to put right.

‘We’ve played them three times so far and haven’t won once,’ he said.

‘When we played them over there we lost the game in the last 15 minutes.

They play a nice game of rugby, mixing it between backs and forwards, so it should be another exciting game at St Peter.

‘With Graham Bell and Darren Toudic unavailable we’ve decided this week to give the bench a chance; at this level we want to be fair to all of the players.

‘So John Allo and Jim Brimelow will start with Josh Chamier and Marc Peters on the bench.

We’ve a good balance of players at the moment and Ryan Morgan, Mark Le Mottée and Richie Stevens are three quick, elusive players who can create room for us.

‘I know that this will be a tough game – but I think we can win it.’ Team: Marcus Nobes, Nathan Kemp, Jim Brimelow, John Allo, Roger Quirk, Richie Griffiths, Kern Yates, Latu Maka’afi, Dave Miles, Graham Smith, Ryan Morgan, Anthony Hurford, Jason Hosty, Mark Le Mottée, Richard Stevens.

Substitutes: Josh Chamier, Marc Peters, Jim Milner, Mark White.

Jersey RFC Academy U17s warm-up for their National Plate campaign with the friendly against visiting Towcester RFC at St Peter tomorrow.

Kicking-off at 12 noon it should provide excellent entertainment ahead of the 1st team’s London South Division II match against Sevenoaks.

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