Harvey Biljon: Jersey Reds boss relishes satisfying victory after injury crisis

Harvey Biljon
Harvey Biljon was without 12 players for the visit of Cardiff Blues

Jersey Reds boss Harvey Biljon says the side's victory over Cardiff Blues in the British and Irish Cup was one of the most satisfying in his career.

The Reds were hit by a series of injuries, with forwards coach Alex Rae and former hooker Dave Felton coming out of retirement to play in the match.

"This has been building over four or five weeks," Biljon told BBC Jersey.

"It's tough, but it's why we do it. It isn't meant to be easy. It's challenges like this that make it worthwhile."

The 49-12 win ended a five-game losing streak for the island side in all competitions.

"We haven't been on song, we're not going to make too many excuses," added Biljon.

"We haven't been where we should be, hopefully this is a catalyst, but we've got to keep our feet firmly on the ground.

"We may not get the results, but I can assure you the supporters will see the players play with their heart on their sleeves."