A THIRD ‘walkover’ victory of the season has consolidated Jersey RFC’s position at the top of Counties 1 Hampshire – although there will still be rugby played at St Peter on Saturday.
Despite being handed the maximum five league points, head coach Myles Landick has expressed disappointment that his players will go without a competitive fixture, as Basingstoke have been able to muster only 13 players for the trip.
However, the Hampshire club are still due to travel to fulfil what will now be a friendly, with Jersey lending the visitors a handful of players to level it up.
‘It’s very frustrating, but I’m just glad they’re still travelling because otherwise we would lose £2,500, as we have to pay for all their flights.
‘There’s not much we can do about it and at least now we have an opportunity for the younger guys in the group, who aren’t getting too much game time, to play. Those who are pushing for places will get a chance to have a run out.’