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New signing for Jersey RFC

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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

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