Visiting rugby stars head for the beach

JERSEY’S west coast provided a scenic setting as some of the world’s most famous rugby stars were put through their paces at Le Braye.

The England rugby side training at Le Braye (31923030) Picture: DAVID FERGUSON
The England rugby side training at Le Braye (31923030) Picture: DAVID FERGUSON

The England side are in the Island for a training camp before next month’s autumn internationals against Tonga, Australia and South Africa at Twickenham.

The beach at Le Braye was turned into a makeshift pitch, complete with posts, as coach Eddie Jones prepares his side for the upcoming test matches.

For some members of the squad it is their second Jersey training camp this year after the British and Irish Lions also chose the Island as its base ahead of their tour of South Africa.

The national side will be using the Strive high-performance centre in St Peter. An open training session, which has already sold out, is due to be held on Friday morning at Jersey Rugby Club’s Stade Santander ground, giving around 1,500 Islanders the chance to watch the side in action.

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