Siam Cup 2014: Jersey extend winning run over Guernsey

Jersey ran in six tries as they beat rivals Guernsey 38-7 to lift the Siam Cup for the sixth time in a row.

Backs Nicky Griffiths, Ed Dawson and Mark Foster all touched down to give the Reds a 19-0 lead at the break.

Forwards Joe Buckle, Sam Lockwood and Tom Brown claimed second-half tries to extend the Championship side's lead.

Guernsey scrum-half Dale Rutledge grabbed a consolation try for the hosts in the final seconds, but it was far too little, too late.

Jersey's Siam Cup dominance

 Siam Cup 2012

2014 - Guernsey 7-38 Jersey

2013 - Jersey 41-8 Guernsey

2012 - Guernsey 0-29 Jersey

2011 - Jersey 73-5 Guernsey

2010 - Guernsey 0-36 Jersey

2009 - Jersey 34-6 Guernsey

Guernsey last won the cup in 2008 but, since then, Jersey have turned fully professional and risen through the divisions to the second tier of English rugby - this game coming just a week after securing their Championship survival.

The hard-working hosts went behind when they failed to stop Griffiths' burst, but the lively Welsh scrum-half was only to last a quarter of the game before hobbling off injured.

Dawson's try, followed by Foster's score in the corner, gave Jersey a well-deserved half time lead, which they never looked likely to lose.

Flanker Buckle claimed their fourth try of the afternoon after good work from a powerful pack and, when replacement prop Lockwood crashed over from a rolling maul, there was no way back for the Green and Whites.

Tom Brown was sent clear for the visitors' sixth to extend the advantage to 38-0 but back came Guernsey with their best spell of pressure in the closing minutes.

Rutledge made it pay when he spotted a gap in the Jersey defensive line to get his side on the scoreboard with seconds remaining.

As well as the senior men's clash, the Channel Island rivals also went head-to-head in the veterans', second team and women's matches.

Jersey battled back from behind to win the veterans' match 33-24 and also clinched the second team encounter 43-24, but Guernsey won the women's clash 27-10.

Guernsey: Whitehead; J Batiste, McDougall, Campbell, Taylor; Ball, Rutledge; Craine, Ceillam, L Batiste, Hillier, Merrien, Thomas, Le Cocq, Barton.

Replacements: Garner, Hobbs, Bellingham, Garner, Dacres, O'Hanlon, Elliot, Challinor.

Jersey: Burroughs; Foster, Bishop, McCrea, Dawson; O'Connor, Griffiths; McCarthy, Stratford, Brennan, Rae, Voss, Makaafi, Buckle, Brown.

Replacements: Taione, Selway, Lockwood, Markham, Maidment, Williams, Copsey, Dudley.