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New Siam Cup date agreed after covid postponement

New Siam Cup date agreed after covid postponement

Wednesday 08 September 2021

New Siam Cup date agreed after covid postponement

Guernsey Raiders has agreed a new date for the Centenary Siam Cup with Jersey Reds after previous fixtures had to be re-arranged due to covid restrictions.

Both sides were meant to have met during May 2020, May 2021, and August 2021, but these all had to be postponed.

There will be three fixtures on the 6 November: both the men’s and women’s Siam Cups, and the veteran’s Nash Cup.

"By the time we play this fixture, it will have been two and a half years between Siam matches, and it is incredibly exciting that we can now be in a position to play this match in November,” said the Chair of Guernsey Raiders, Andrea Harris.


Pictured: “We fully appreciate that this is a big commitment for the players involved, to play a Siam mid-season, but we are looking forward to reigniting the interisland rivalry at Footes Lane, hopefully packed with a great community crowd,” said Ms Harris.

Guernsey will be hosting the event and the news has been welcomed by the Chair of Jersey Reds Amateur Rugby.

"We're really pleased to have identified a date that works for both clubs and put the logistics in place for three teams to make the trip over to Guernsey,” said Cliff Chipperfield.

“There's been a real hole in the rugby calendar for both Island sides since we were last able to play Siam matches in May 2019, and it's fantastic to have been able to rearrange some of our league commitments so that we can renew this old rivalry." 

Pictured top: Siam Cup 2019 in Jersey.

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