Henry Cavill: Superman actor to attend Jersey rugby match

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill was born in Jersey and educated on the island until he was 13, when he left to go to boarding school in England

Superman actor Henry Cavill is to attend the annual rugby union match between Jersey and Guernsey next month.

Cavill, who was born in Jersey, is a keen supporter of the island side who play in the Championship, the second tier of English rugby.

The two islands which is one of the oldest trophies in world rugby.

"You'll find me about the grounds and clubhouse throughout the day, hopefully with a pint in hand," said Cavill.

Jersey win the 2014 Siam Cup
Jersey beat Guernsey 38-7 to win the Siam Cup in 2014

It is doubtful whether the professional Jersey outfit will need the Man of Steel's help, having beaten amateur side Guernsey every year since 2008.

They have only conceded three tries in their last five games against their rivals, who play in National Three London and South East, three divisions below Jersey.

Cavill, who has been to Jersey games before, and was part of the crowd for a

"We've been hoping that Henry would be able to find room in his busy schedule to make it back to his home rugby club," said Jersey chairman Bill Dempsey.

"We're anticipating a big crowd and a fantastic atmosphere."

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