Reds the victims of own success

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HARVEY BILJON hopes Jersey Reds' historic league triumph against champions-select Bristol will turn the heads of more Premiership scouts – even if it is to the detriment of his squad.

Jersey’s achievement of being the first Championship side to topple Bristol further highlighted the talented individuals in the Island side – and no doubt alerted talent seekers across the nation Picture: Rogan/JMP

The Islanders continued their remarkable record against ‘top-flight ready’ clubs with an incredible 38-34 success at Ashton Gate, and as the head coach prepares to wave goodbye to a good number of professionals again this summer he suggests such results could bring further player-benefits.

Jersey, who have beaten Worcester Warriors and London Irish in recent seasons, are due to lose Scott Van Breda to the Premiership this summer, plus a handful of others who have not yet been unveiled by their future clubs.

‘I think so, and I hope so,’ said Biljon, in response to whether Sunday’s victory could open the Premiership door for more of his players.

‘Selfishly we would like to keep continuity and keep the team together, but there’s no way we can stand in the guys’ way.'

Full story in Tuesday's JEP.

Jason Fox

By Jason Fox

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