Jersey will face Premiership finalists Leicester in August

Jersey vs Leicester in August 2012

Jersey will play Premiership finalists Leicester in a pre-season friendly for the second year in a row.

Jersey finished 11th in their first Championship season and will host the Tigers on Saturday 24 August.


"Taking on Leicester 12 months ago was a terrific challenge for our young squad, who were meeting such a high calibre of opponent for the first time," said Jersey boss Ben Harvey.

"The match was an important part of pre-season and we're delighted we've got another chance to measure ourselves against the best," he added.

The defeat last August saw before while the likes of Martin Castrogiovanni, Jordan Crane, George Ford and George Chuter all played for Leicester.

"We had a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip to Jersey last summer, they are an ambitious club and showed tremendous spirit in their first season in the Championship this year," Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said.

"As a club we have a number of strong links with the Channel Islands and we're delighted to be making a return trip there this summer.

"Every year we look to have a mixture of environments to play our warm-up games and we have another good combination this year.

"We have players joining the training schedule at different times after their international tours, but everything is geared up to being prepared for the start of the new Aviva Premiership season in September," Cockerill added.

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