Harvey Biljon hails Jersey Reds after British and Irish Cup win at London Scottish

Harvey Biljon
Harvey Biljon led Jersey Reds to the final of last season's British and Irish Cup

Jersey Reds boss Harvey Biljon has hailed the adaptability of his squad after their fourth successive bonus-point win in the British and Irish Cup.

The islanders won 45-18 at London Scottish to go six points clear at the top of their pool.

Brendan Cope scored twice and kicked 10 points as Jersey ran in six tries.

"We lost Mark Best in the warm-up and had a scrum-half playing fly-half once Apakuki Ma'afu went off the field," Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey.

"For the players to continue to stay focused and stick to the task with all that adversity, that's a very good performance."

Jersey only had 23 players available to train in the build up to the match because of injuries and illness.

"We look at that versatility and sometimes it's not by design, but by the nature of the bodies we've got out there at training. But fair play to them, they're building a good team sprit," added Biljon.

"We wanted to focus on this two weeks and I'm pretty proud of where they are at the end of this block of games, especially in the British and Irish Cup."

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