Jersey boss Ben Harvey hails Elvis Taione's impact on island squad

Elvis Taione

Jersey director of rugby Ben Harvey says new signing Elvis Taione will make a big impact on the Championship side.

The 29-year-old and made his debut as a replacement in the

"He's going to make a difference for us," Harvey told BBC Radio Jersey ahead of Friday's trip to leaders Newcastle.

"He's fitted in very well and he's a really good guy and I'm delighted to have him here."

Home-grown hooker Dave Felton has kept his place in the front row since the arrival of Taione and

And Harvey says the added competition from Taione, who has won three international caps for Tonga, will be beneficial for Felton.

"Felts played really well at the weekend and has been getting better and better all season under the tutelage of Steve Boden," he added.

"Now he has Elvis as competition and with the battle he's had with Charlie Clare as well it just strengthens the squad throughout, so we're delighted to have him here."