Jersey boss Ben Harvey says playing style has changed

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Jersey are five points clear at the top of National One

Jersey director of rugby Ben Harvey says he has changed his team's playing style as they look to get promoted from National One.

The island side are five points clear at the top of the league but Harvey knows his side must continue to get bonus point victories.

"We've changed the systems that we're doing and that takes a bit of time to bed in," he told BBC Radio Jersey.

"We've changed the philosophy of our play over the last couple of months."

Harvey continued: "We've had to dig out victories in the wet, but the ground is getting firmer and we're going to have to play.

"We know we need to go away and win games and get bonus points and that means that we've got to go away and get four tries," he added.

Jersey have won their last 15 matches in National One and are now five points clear of second-placed Ealing.

And Harvey says next week's free weekend could not come soon enough for his injury-ravaged squad.

"With players shifting around all the time because of injury a settled side is difficult to get at the moment.

"There's a lot of sore bodies, we've got quite a lot of injuries as everyone knows, so hopefully a couple of those guys can return to us fit and it gives us a chance to get those guys out of the physio room and back onto the training pitch."

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