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Rugby Football Club is a rugby club based in Jersey
that competes at the RFU Championship.[1] In the 2009–10 season JRFC won their play-off at Twickenham
and also in the 2012–13 beat their greatest rivals Guernsey
to win the Siam Cup for the fifth consecutive year. Jersey
gained promotion by winning National League One
National League One
and are now in RFU Championship. The team was known as Jersey
R.F.C. until the start of the 2016–17 season, when they changed their name to the Jersey
Reds (French: "Rouges De Jersey").[2]


1 History

1.1 Siam Cup 1.2 British and Irish Cup

2 Ground 3 Club honours 4 Current standings 5 Current squad 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Rugby has been played in Jersey
since 1879 with breaks for war and the Nazi occupation, but the modern era started when the club acquired the land for a permanent home in Saint Peter near Jersey
Airport in 1961; the original wooden clubhouse was built in 1964, its approximate location was in the middle of the Jersey
Bowl carpark. From the early 1970s, when tourism in the island was at its peak, Jersey
attracted many of rugby's top clubs who could combine a break from their regular fixtures with a game against the JRFC. This period culminated with a very successful Centenary year in 1979, teams with international players came over to play and help celebrate this event, including JPR Williams. This decade left the club with an unequalled collection of plaques and memorabilia, with teams coming from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia
(the beachguard connection) and the Netherlands.

vs. Barking at St. Peter, 5 November 2011

The current clubhouse was opened in September 1994 and corresponded approximately with the start of the leagues; by then Jersey
could not rely on random visiting sides and had to join the league in Hampshire. In the summer of 2010 the new Lord Jersey
Stand was built between the 1st XV pitch and the Airport Road and the Pavilion, with kitchen and bar, to the east of the main club facilities. This was to provide amenities for the increasing number of spectators due to the further success of the 1st XV. The last few years8 April 2018 have seen the first team work its way up the National Leagues, winning the overall National League 3 in 2010 and progressing to National League 2 South. Most recently in 2011, Jersey
were promoted to National League 1
National League 1
through a play-off game at home to Loughborough Students.[3] The clubs kit is red with black shorts and socks and the away shirts are blue with black shorts and socks. During their first season in National League 1
National League 1
suffered a narrow defeat in their first game against Fylde[4] and also lost their first home game in two and a half years against Ealing.[5] They were also docked 5 points for fielding too many foreign players in their defeat to Cinderford.[6] Despite these setbacks Jersey
bounced back winning 11 games in a row and ended 2011 second in the National League 1 table, only 1 point behind Ealing.[7] In their first game of 2012 they beat top of the table Ealing 24–16, making promotion a very real possibility.[8] This run continued with wins against Rosslyn Park, Cinderford, Wharfedale and Stourbridge, giving them 19 wins in a row, but stuttered against Barking but since have won all their remaining games, most notably an away win against Coventry in which over 400 Jersey
fans went to Coventry,[9] to win promotion to the Championship.[10] They had fantastic attendances at St Peter during the 2011–12 National League 1
2011–12 National League 1
season including a club record crowd of 3,648 for a 20-18 win over Rosslyn Park on 25 January 2012.[11] In July 2012, it was reported that the States of Jersey
Economic Development Department would sponsor the club for one year at a cost of £75,000.[12] Siam Cup[edit] Main article: Siam Cup The Siam Cup is the annual Rugby Union
Rugby Union
competition held between the Channel Islands
Channel Islands
of Jersey
and Guernsey. It was first contested in 1920.[13] In 2016, it was declared that Jersey
could only select players for the Siam Cup if they had been on the island for three years, Guernsey, playing in a league at Level 5, would be unaffected by the change.[14][15] British and Irish Cup[edit] First entered competition in 2012-13 season.

2015-16 Semi Final 2016-17 Finalist[16]

Ground[edit] Jersey
play at the St. Peter grounds which is adjacent to Jersey Airport. Jersey
have lodged planning applications to build a stand seating around 950 people, extensions to the clubhouse, permission to use a new pitch for parking and an entrance to this from the road.[17] Club honours[edit]

Siam Cup winners: 54 times Hampshire
Division 1 champions: 1991–92,[18] 1994–95[19] London Division 3 South West champions: 2004–05[20] London 2 (north v south) promotion playoff winners: 2007–08 National League 3 London & SE champions: 2009–10[21] National 3 Champions Cup winners: 2009–10[22] National League 2 (north v south) promotion playoff winners: 2010–11 National League 1
National League 1
champions: 2011–12

Current standings[edit]

2017–18 RFU Championship
RFU Championship
Table watch · edit · discuss

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points

1 Bristol (C) 20 19 0 1 820 383 437 16 1 93

2 Ealing Trailfinders 19 15 0 4 664 424 240 13 2 75

3 Bedford Blues 19 10 2 7 576 489 87 12 5 61

4 Cornish Pirates 20 10 0 10 608 523 85 8 9 57

5 Jersey
Reds 20 11 1 8 462 425 37 6 3 55

6 Doncaster Knights 20 9 1 10 546 517 291 2 5 55

7 Yorkshire Carnegie 19 11 1 7 442 475 -33 7 1 54

8 Richmond 20 9 0 11 403 539 -136 5 3 44

9 Nottingham 19 8 1 10 439 543 -104 4 3 41

10 Hartpury College 20 6 1 13 420 508 -88 7 7 40

11 London Scottish 20 5 1 14 472 651 -179 7 6 35

12 Rotherham Titans (R) 20 1 0 19 341 716 -375 2 4 10

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

Number of matches won Difference between points for and against Total number of points for Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled

Green background is the promotion place. Pink background is the relegation place. Updated: 8 April 2018 Source: "Greene King IPA Championship". NCA Rugby. 

Current squad[edit] For player movements before or during the 2018–19 season, see List of 2018–19 RFU Championship
RFU Championship
transfers §  Jersey
Reds. The Jersey
Reds squad for the 2017–18 season is:[23] Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union

Jack Macfarlane Hooker Scotland

Jared Saunders Hooker South Africa

Nick Selway Hooker England

Jake Armstrong Prop England

Lee Roy Atalifo Prop Fiji

Jordan Brodley Prop England

Alec Clarey Prop England

Roy Godfrey Prop South Africa

Jake Woolmore Prop England

Dave McKern Lock Australia

Tom Quarrie Lock New Zealand

Jerry Sexton Lock Ireland

Jake Upfield Lock Australia

Rory Bartle Flanker Wales

Conor Joyce Flanker Ireland

Uili Koloʻofai Flanker Tonga

Seb Nagle-Taylor Flanker England

Matt Rogerson Flanker England

Max Argyle Number 8 England

Player Position Union

Tim Duchesne Scrum-half Australia

Joel Dudley Scrum-half England

Kieran Hardy Scrum-half Wales

Oliver Bryant Fly-half England

Brendan Cope Fly-half South Africa

Ellie Abrahams Centre Australia

Mark Best Centre Ireland

George Eastwell Centre England

Apakuki Maʻafu Centre Tonga

Josh Hodson Wing Wales

Tom Pincus Wing Australia

Auguy Slowik Wing England

Jason Worrall Wing South Africa

Scott van Breda Fullback South Africa


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Reds" (Press release). Jersey Reds. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.  ^ http://www.jrfc.je/aboutus/history/ ^ http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline_rugby/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=495859 ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/14948852.stm ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/15196034.stm ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/16298474.stm ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/16383218.stm ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/17744031 ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/17837574 ^ " Jersey
20 - 18 Rosslyn Park - Match Report & Highlights". Sky Sports. 25 January 2012.  ^ "States department sponsors Jersey
Rugby Club". BBC. 3 July 2012.  ^ "Siam cup". Jersey
RFC. Retrieved 5 May 2011.  ^ http://jerseyeveningpost.com/sport/2016/01/09/rugby-major-siam-shake-up/ ^ " Siam Cup 2016: Only eight Jersey
professionals will play against Guernsey". BBC. 16 March 2016.  ^ " Jersey
reds lose at Irish Independent Park". Jersey
Evening Post. 21 April 2017.  ^ "Ground developments at JRFC". Jrfc.je. 21 March 2012.  ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=831&Itemid=478 ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=809&Itemid=458 ^ London 3 South-West. Hampshirerugby.co.uk. ^ MatchByDivision Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Clubs.rfu.com. ^ BBC Sport – Rugby Union
Rugby Union
win National Three Cup Final. BBC News (8 May 2010). ^ "Player profiles". Jersey
Reds. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Rugby official homepage

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RFU Championship

2017–18 teams

Bedford Blues Bristol Cornish Pirates Doncaster Knights Ealing Trailfinders Hartpury College Jersey
Reds London Scottish Nottingham Richmond Rotherham Titans Yorkshire Carnegie

Former clubs

Birmingham-Solihull Blackheath Bracknell Cornish All Blacks Coventry Esher Exeter Chiefs Fylde Gosforth Harlequins Henley Liverpool St Helens London Irish London Welsh Manchester Morley Moseley Newbury Newcastle Falcons Northampton Saints Orrell Otley Plymouth Albion Richmond Rosslyn Park Rugby Sale Sharks Saracens Sedgley Park Wakefield Waterloo West Hartlepool Worcester Warriors


National Division Two

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Premiership Two

1997–98 1998–99 1999–00

National Division One

2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09


2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

Representative team

RFU Championship
RFU Championship

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British and Irish Cup

2017–18 Teams


Bedford Blues Bristol Cornish Pirates Doncaster Knights Ealing Trailfinders Hartpury College Jersey
Reds London Scottish Nottingham Rotherham Titans Richmond Yorkshire Carnegie


Connacht Eagles Leinster A Munster A Ulster A


Cardiff Blues
Cardiff Blues
PS Dragons PS Ospreys PS Scarlets

Former clubs


Birmingham & Solihull 2009–10, 2010–11 Coventry 2009–10 Esher 2010–11, 2011–12 Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
2009–10 Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons
2012–13 Plymouth Albion 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15 Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors
2010–11, 2014–15


Ayr 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14 Currie 2010–11, 2011–12 Dundee HSFP
Dundee HSFP
2012–13 Edinburgh Academicals 2013–14 Gael Force 2009–10 Gala 2012–13, 2013–14 Heriot's FP 2009–10 Melrose 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 Stirling County 2012–13, 2013–14


Aberavon 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15 Bedwas 2012–13 Bridgend Ravens
Bridgend Ravens
2012–13 Cardiff 2009–10, 2012–13 Carmarthen Quins 2012–13, 2014–15 Cross Keys 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15 Llandovery 2010–11, 2012–13 Llanelli 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 Neath 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 Newport 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13 Pontypridd 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15 Swansea 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13


2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18


2010: Cornish Pirates 2011: Bristol 2012: Munster A 2013: Leinster A 2014: Leinster A 2015: Worcester Warriors 2016: London Welsh 2017: Munster A

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Governing body

Rugby Football Union Rugby Football Union
Rugby Football Union
for Women (merged into the RFU)

National teams


England England
Saxons 7's U-20 U-21 U-19 U-18 Schoolboys British and Irish Lions England
Counties XV


Women's 7's

International competitions


World Cup Six Nations Rugby World Cup Sevens Sevens World Series Sevens Grand Prix Series Commonwealth Games


World Cup Six Nations World Series Sevens

Competition divisions


Premiership Championship National Leagues London and SE Division Northern Division Midland Division South West Division


Premier 15s

European competitions

European Rugby Champions Cup European Rugby Challenge Cup

National competitions

Aviva Premiership Anglo-Welsh Cup Greene King IPA Championship British and Irish Cup National League 1 National League 2 North National League 2 South Midlands Premier North Premier London & South East Premier South West Premier RFU Intermediate Cup EDF Energy Trophy Premiership Rugby
Premiership Rugby
Sevens Series Women's Premiership

London and South East competitions

London 1 North London 1 South London 2 North East London 2 North West London 2 South East London 2 South West London 3 Eastern Counties London 3 Essex London 3 North West London 3 South East London 3 South West Eastern Counties 1 Eastern Counties 2 Eastern Counties 3 Eastern Counties 4 Essex Canterbury Jack 1 Hampshire
1 Hampshire
2 Herts/Middlesex 1 Herts/Middlesex 2 Hertfordshire Cups Middlesex Cups Shepherd Neame Kent 1 Shepherd Neame Kent 2 Kent Cups Surrey 1 Surrey 2 Surrey 3 Surrey 4 Surrey Cups Sussex 1 Sussex Canterbury Jack 2 Oranjeboom 3 Sussex Asahi 4 East Sussex Late Red 4 West Sussex Cups

Midland competitions

Midlands 1 West Midlands 1 East Midlands 2 West (North) Midlands 2 West (South) Midlands 2 East (North) Midlands 2 East (South) Midlands 3 West (North) Midlands 3 West (South) Midlands 3 East (North) Midlands 3 East (South) Midlands 4 West (North) Midlands 4 West (South) Midlands 4 East (North) Midlands 4 East (South) Midlands 5 West (North) Midlands 5 West (South) Midlands 5 East (North) Leicestershire Cups North Midlands Cups Staffordshire Cups Warwickshire Cups

Northern competitions

North 1 East North 1 West North Lancashire/Cumbria Cumbria League Cumbria Cups South Lancs/Cheshire 1 South Lancs/Cheshire 2 Lancs/Cheshire 3 (North) Lancs/Cheshire 3 (South) Cheshire Cups Lancashire (North) Lancashire Cups Durham/Northumberland 1 Durham/Northumberland 2 Durham/Northumberland 3 Northumberland Cups Yorkshire 1 Yorkshire 2 Yorkshire 3 Yorkshire 4 (NW) Yorkshire 4 (SE) Yorkshire Cups

South West competitions

South West 1 East Tribute South West 1 West Southern Counties North Southern Counties South Tribute Western Counties North Tribute Western Counties West Tribute Cornwall/Devon Tribute Cornwall 1 Tribute Cornwall 2 Cornwall Cups Tribute Devon 1 Tribute Devon 2 Devon Cups Gloucester Premier Gloucester 1 Gloucester 2 Gloucester 3 Gloucestershire Cups Tribute Somerset Premier Somerset 1 Somerset 2 North Somerset 2 South Somerset 3 North Somerset 3 South Somerset Cups Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier Berks/Bucks & Oxon Championship Oxfordshire Cups Dorset & Wilts 1 North Dorset & Wilts 1 South Dorset & Wilts 2 North Dorset & Wilts 2 South Dorset & Wilts 3 North Dorset & Wilts 3 South

County competitions

County Championship Cup County Championship Plate County Championship Shield

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Max Argyle Jake Armstrong Lee Roy Atalifo Rory Bartle Jordan Brodley Alec Clarey Roy Godfrey Conor Joyce Uili Koloʻofai Jack Macfarlane Dave McKern Seb Nagle-Taylor Rory Pitman Tom Quarrie Matt Rogerson Jared Saunders Nick Selway Jerry Sexton Jake Upfield James Voss Jake Woolmore


Ellie Abrahams Ross Adair Mark Best Oliver Bryant Brendan Cope Tim Duchesne Joel Dudley George Eastwell Kieran Hardy Josh Hodson Apakuki Maʻafu Tom Pincus Auguy Slowik Scott van Breda Jason Worrall