Championship: Richmond 23-14 Jersey Reds

Jerry Sexton playing for London Irish
Jerry Sexton is the younger brother of Ireland and Lions fly-half Johnny

Tries from Apakuki Ma'afu and Jerry Sexton in the last 20 minutes could not prevent Jersey Reds falling to a 23-14 Championship defeat at Richmond.

Luke Jones went over from a driving maul, with the conversion giving the hosts a 7-0 half-time advantage.

Jordan Simpson-Hefft broke clear to score, and Rob Kirby's kicking gave Richmond a 17-point buffer.

Tonga centre Ma'afu and Sexton got tries either side of a yellow for Jake Parker, but Richmond saw out the game.

It is a first victory of the season for the London side at the fourth time of asking, while Harvey Biljon's side have won two and lost two of their matches.

Reds were without skipper Scott van Breda, and other key players including Dave McKern, Max Argyle, George Eastwell and Ross Adair, and were unable to take away any bonus points.

Richmond: Kirby; Woodward, Mitchell, McLean, Freeman; Gabbitass, Jones; Cunnew, Phipps, Trenier, Warden (capt), Davies, Liston, Allcock, Parker.

Replacements: Grimstone, Goodrick-Clarke, Humfrey, Gibbs, Simpson-Hefft, Saysell, Tarrant.

Jersey: Worrall; Pincus, Best, Ma'afu, Hodson; Cope, Hardy; Woolmore, Saunders (capt), Armstrong, Voss, Sexton, Rogerson, Joyce, Pitman.

Replacements: Selway, Godfrey, Atalifo, Bartle, Nagle-Taylor, Dudley, Bryant.

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