Jersey Reds add four more for 2017-18 season

Jersey Reds add four more for 2017-18 season

Jersey Reds have confirmed four more players for the club's 2017/18 squad. Tongan international Apakuki Ma'afu has signed a new contract and will be joined by fellow centre Mark Best, who will leave Ulster at the end of the current season. The other signings are both back row players - Rory Bartle from London Scottish and Matt Rogerson from Sale Sharks.

The other signings are both back rowers Rory Bartle from London Scottish and Matt Rogerson from Sale Sharks.

Ma'afu, 29, joined the Reds midway through the current season and made his debut against Doncaster Knights in December. 




Belfast-born Best, 23, has been part of the Ulster set-up from under 18 level, at which age group he also played for Ireland.


Rory Bartle has been with London Scottish for the past two seasons, the 21-year-old, can play anywhere in the back five of the scrum and began his pro career and has a represented Wales at under 20s. He made almost 50 appearances during his time with London Scottish and captained the side this season.


23-year-old Matt Rogerson signed for Sale Sharks in summer 2015 after graduating in Marketing and Management from Loughborough University. He has made LV Cup and Premiership Sevens appearances for the Sharks and appeared as a dual-registered player for National One club Fylde. 

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