Jersey Reds forwards hailed after win over London Scottish in British and Irish Cup

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Jersey Reds reached the final of the British and Irish Cup last season

Jersey Reds coach Neil Tunnah wants his forwards to regain the reputation they had a few seasons ago after their impressive 45-10 win over London Scottish in the British and Irish Cup.

The islanders scored seven tries in their biggest victory since January's 55-10 victory at Cardiff Blues Select

"It's something the club's prided itself on in the last couple of years," Tunnah told BBC Radio Jersey.

"We certainly want to build on that and we want to retain that."

Jersey are now six points clear at the top of their British and Irish Cup pool and will guarantee top spot with a win in the return fixture with Scottish next week in London.

Nick Selway scored two first-half tries and Ollie Bryant also crossed as Jersey went into the break 19-3 ahead, before Joel Dudley, Josh Hodson, Jack MacFarlane and Matt Rogerson all went over in the second half.

"I've got to give it to the playing squad in terms of the forwards," added Tunnah.

"We've got 20 or 21 forwards at the moment and the intensity and the opposition in training, whether the team's been announced or not, the boys are going all out in that part of the game

"The boys have bought into it big time and we're starting to see a bit of rhythm and momentum build through it, but we've got to keep working hard, keep putting each other under pressure in training to keep delivering."

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