Jersey: Mark Foster and Jonny Bentley among 11 departures

Mark Foster
Mark Foster joined Jersey in February 2013 from Exeter Chiefs

Jersey have announced the departure of 11 more players including winger Mark Foster and fly-half Jonny Bentley.

Long-serving centre David Bishop will also leave along with Ben Maidment and Grant Pointer, who have spent much of the season on the sidelines, plus home favourite Myles Landick.

The players will leave the squad after the Siam Cup game against Guernsey.

"Each and every one of them has played a part in what we've achieved," said head coach Harvey Biljon.

"Some are giving up professional rugby, a number have confirmed deals elsewhere and others have yet to finalise their plans."

Gareth Harris, Mick Noone, Paula Kaho, Ryan Glynn and Tobias Hoskins complete the exodus, taking the tally of players leaving Jersey this summer to 14.

Vice-captain Ryan Hodson has already finalised a move to London Welsh, prop Harry Williams will join Exeter Chiefs and top try-scorer Drew Locke has completed his summer switch to London Scottish.

Speaking before confirmation of his departure, veteran Foster said he hopes to continue living in Jersey no matter what his playing future holds.

"I'd definitely like to stay involved with the club and continue to coach the academy side," Foster told BBC Radio Jersey.

"I've really fallen in love with the place - I want to work in finance so why not in Jersey, the best place in the world to do it."

The Islanders sealed their highest-ever finish with a to finish seventh in the Championship.

Head coach Biljon has already added nine players to his squad for next season, including the signing of England U20 wing Tom Howe on loan from Wasps.

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