ATHLETIC PROPS TO GUEST
NEWLY recognised CI Sports Team of the Year Raiders are getting two of Jersey’s best home-reared props to help solve a new injury crisis at home to table-topping Rams tomorrow (2pm kick off).
Ewan Davies and George Thomas have been drafted in after the RFU gave registration clearance on Friday for the two to play.
While Thomas been short of games this season due to his own injuries, Davies has come on bounds this campaign and is a regular starter at prop for Jersey Athletic.
Myles Landick, the Athletic coach, told the Jersey Evening Post he was happy to oblige Raiders in their current predicament.
“Jordan spoke to me early in the week and said they had an injury crisis in the front row and asked if would we be willing to help out.
‘After a chat with Ewan and George we felt it would be great for their development to play against Rams RFC and there was no reason why we couldn’t help out.
‘Ewan and George would of come up against fringe championship and National One props before, so have some experience against quality opposition.
’Our boys our going from strength to strength and theirs development with the Athletic has been fantastic.’The need for reinforcements follows injuries to front rowers Sam Steventon and Dave Anderson in the Clifton game, as well as Lewis Hillier, Nico Alexandre and Callum Gladstone.
Hillier has a slight tendon tear in his knee and will be rested for a couple of weeks.
Young Brad Webb will take his place in the second row with another Academy product Tom Teasdale replacing Alexandre at scrum-half and veteran Blair Campbell returning at inside centre. Chris Ahne is back on the wing,
Rams arrive having just set a new club record of 16 consecutive wins.
They are 16 points clear at the top of National Two South and have lost just once.
Kick-off is at 2pm.