Nottingham Rugby are back in action this weekend when they face Jersey Reds at the Stade Santander on Saturday 12 January in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Bolstered by the arrival of dual registered prop Owen Hills, winger Tom Varndell and lock Sam Lewis, the Green and Whites will be expecting a difficult test against a very strong Jersey side.

However, Nottingham head into the game in good form, sitting in sixth in the table, with just three points separating them from Cornish Pirates in third.

Head Coach Neil Fowkes said: “It’s been an incredibly important couple of weeks for us since the draw to Coventry before Christmas.

“We struggled with injuries ahead of that game but we were happy with the effort the boys put in in difficult conditions. We will be working hard on our discipline going forward to gives us the best possible chance of coming out with a win.”

“It’s been a boost to have the boys from Tigers join us too and I’m looking forward to seeing them kick on with the rest of the team.

“We have two very tough games coming up but we’re confident that we are capable of competing with the better sides in the league.”

Full team to face Jersey Reds:

15. Sean Scanlon
14. Jack Spittle
13. Will Millett
12. Luke Peters
11. Tom Varndell (dual registered)
10. Shane O’Leary
9. Murray McConnell (c)
1. Owen Hills (dual registered)
2. Jake Farnworth
3. Mike Daniels
4. Llewelyn Jones
5. Shane Buckley
6. Jordan Coghlan
7. Will Owen
8. Josh Poullet


16. Ben Brownlie
17. Jamie Jack
18. Oisin Heffernan
19. Sam Lewis (dual registered)
20. George Cox
21. Gearoid Lyons
22. Darryl Veenendaal

Nottingham Rugby next host Championship leaders London Irish at The Bay on Friday 18 January. To buy advanced tickets click here.