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Jersey win National Three Cup Final

Jersey Rugby Club team celebrating their cup final win
Jersey celebrate their historic day at Twickenham

Jersey capped a superb season by beating Ampthill 21-12 in Saturday's National Three Champions Cup final at the home of English rugby, Twickenham.

First-half tries from Ashley Elphinston and Ed Dawson, capped by Ashley Maggs in the second half, saw Jersey home.

The result was Jersey's 28th consecutive victory of a season which also saw them earn the league title.

Jersey's players will now have six weeks off before training starts for their new National League Two season.

The game was scoreless until 23 minutes when Elphinston's try put Jersey ahead, but Ampthill quickly brought the scores level through a Ben Brierly touchdown.

A penalty from Dan Hawkes put Jersey back in front, to give them an 8-5 half-time lead.

Dawson's score came after a fluid Jersey move, before another Hawkes penalty and an intercepted try from Maggs made sure of the Jersey win, despite Ampthill's late penalty try.

Opening try scorer Elphinston told BBC Jersey: "An Aussie scoring a try at Twickenham? It can't get better than that."

Head coach Ben Harvey echoed those sentiments, suggesting that the result was the culmination of many months of hard work by the club.

"To win a cup final at Twickenham, I'm so proud of the lads," he told BBC Jersey. "They've been fantastic all the way through the year."



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