Rugby: Two props to leave Jersey RFC

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Both men are currently on the sidelines injured as Jersey continue to shine in the Greene King IPA Championship, with Lockwood’s season now over due to a broken arm.

Lancuba, who injured a foot against London Scottish on Good Friday, is leaving at the end of the season for family reasons, perhaps to return to his home land, and is struggling to be fit for the finale to the campaign – unless that’s extended by the play-offs.

On crutches to watch Jersey beat Rotherham, the 25-year-old, who has won five caps for Argentina, said he’s unlikely to recover in time for Jersey’s final scheduled Championship fixtures, away to Ealing a week on Saturday and a home tie with Yorkshire on 23 April.

Lockwood initially joined Jersey on a loan deal from Leeds (now Yorkshire) Carnegie, before making a permanent move to the Island in summer 2014. He has made 50 appearances for the Reds in competitive matches, scoring five tries, although a fractured arm in last month’s semi-final defeat to his former club brought a premature end to his season.

Newcastle Falcons are currently only four points clear of London Irish, who occupy the relegation spot in the Aviva Premiership. The clubs meet later this month.

Full story in Tuesday’s JEP.

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