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B&I Cup Final - Munster "A" vs Jersey (7.30pm Fri 21st Apr) 
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The final is on television tonight on ITV Jersey....

British & Irish Cup final: Munster A v Jersey Reds

Head coach Harvey Biljon recalls 13 players to Jersey's starting XV for Friday's British and Irish Cup final against Munster A.

James Voss, who moved to the island aged eight and came through the club's junior ranks starts, with second row Dave McKern out with a shoulder injury.

Ross Adair gets the nod at full-back ahead of Jack Cuthbert.
Munster are without their top players, who face Saracens in the European Champions Cup semi-final in Dublin.

As a result the Irish province have a number of their academy players in their line-up, with flanker Gavin Coombes and full-back Stephen Fitzgerald coming into their side.
Harvey Biljon's side beat Cornish Pirates and London Irish in the knock-out stages to reach the final for the first time, whilst the hosts are in their third final, having lifted the trophy once before in 2012.

The match, at Independent Park in Cork, is one of the most significant in Jersey's history and comes just six days after the Reds secured their highest ever finish of fifth in the Championship.

Jersey have made the competition their top priority since reaching the last four, resting key players for their final league game against Richmond.
Reds head coach Harvey Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey:

"They're (Jersey) galvanised - I think they're a team that are going to play for each other and they want to go out and give it everything they've got, I've got no doubt.

"This team keeps on getting things from left-field come at it and every time they do, they rise to the challenge.

"We've seen the size of Munster, we've seen the way they play the game and we've just got to make sure we can keep going for 80 minutes and beyond."

Jersey prop Simon Kerrod:

"It's going to be a massive game in my career - you don't really get the opportunity to play for silverware, and any time you do it's a very special occasion.

"We've always known we've been good enough to achieve really big things, and hopefully with this opportunity we can reach our potential.

"We've had a few firsts this season and every time we've risen to the occasion, when there's been a lot of hype around it."

Munster A: Fitzgerald; Goggin, Arnold, Bohane (capt), Wootton; Johnston, Poland; McCabe, O'Byrne, Scott, Madigan, D O'Shea, Coombes, Oliver, Copeland.

Replacements: Casey, L O'Connor, Burke, Chisholm, S O'Connor, Griesel, G O'Shea.

Jersey: Adair; Watkins, Davies, Ma'afu, Scott; Sheedy, Hardy; Woolmore, Buckle, Kerrod, Voss, Phillips, Freeman (capt), Graham, Haining.

Replacements: Selway, McCarthy, Armstrong, Kolo'ofa'i, Argyle, Dudley, Robling.

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Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 am
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Post Re: B&I Cup Final - Munster "A" vs Jersey (7.30pm Fri 21st Apr)
18-7 to Jersey at HT.


Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:18 pm
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18-14, Munster scored a try in the first minute of the second half.


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26-25 to Munster


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FT 29-28 to Munster.


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Good comeback from 18 nil down by Munster's A team. Feel sorry for Jersey who brought over a lot of fans and must be sickened to lose after such a great start. But typical Munster finish. That's a fourth Irish win in this tournament.

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